Friday, July 17, 2015

Finish It Up Friday...Birthday Beach Umbrellas

Hurray for a finish! Tis the season for crazy busyness.
The special lady I made this for celebrated her birthday this week.
She requested shams to go with, but I just couldn't get them done in time.  I did however, get to hand the quilt over on her birthday!
This quilt is my rendition of this beach umbrella quilt.
I stuck with a much simpler quilting pattern.  I simply stitched in the ditch between blocks and then through every other "wedge."  I didn't want to distract from the bright umbrella tops and my swirlyness has not yet been found in quilting.
I once again chose to get creative with my backing.  I wanted to use up the leftover fabrics from the top instead of ordering more fabric.  It turned out really fun!  All of the fabrics came from Connecting Threads... LOVE THEM!
So, here she is in all her beauty!
You can hardly see the binding, but it is done in a sunshiny yellow.
This quilt measures about 85 x 85.

Alissa

6 comments:

  1. Love the front AND the back!! Both beautiful! Great job and lucky friend!!

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  2. Pretty pattern and color combo! Well done!

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  3. What a fun, summery quilt! I love the colors, too! The back is a whole other quilt unto itself, very cool. I bet your friend loves it!

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  4. Beautiful quilt - both front and back!

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  5. It's a double a side quilt! Both sides are lovely, and the colours are just gorgeous and sunny!

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  6. Oh my gosh! I LOVE it!! You have done a great job on this, and the backing is GREAT!!!

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