It is here! The long time awaited Summertime Sadness aka Broken Herringbone quilt is finished! It turned out to be 2 in 1 as the B side is just as pretty as the front :-)
It all started as part of #MSBHQAL last year. I showed the pattern to my friend and we talked. I liked the pattern but I didn't really felt like we need another quilt. My friend runs fabric shop and I offered to make the quilt for her. She agreed and sent me box of fabrics she picked. Some solids and some prints and the layout was up to me.
My first idea was to run continues strips but I got off center and the strip was not long enough. I set up designer's wall (piece of batting on the wall) and started to reinvent the idea. I came up with the cold colors against the warm. This is the most colorful project I worked on. I don't have that many fabrics in stash so I was glad for the opportunity to play with someone else's, lol.
At first we didn't talk about the back side. The original arrangement was to make a quilt top as I'm not so keen on quilting. There were enough fabrics left to make the back side as well. I wanted to try simple jelly roll style. It shows the quilting beautifully. It was quilted by local pro and I love it.
The binding is grey. I sewed on white strips to the sides before giving it to quilting service just to prevent the fraying and at the end it adds a pretty detail I love.
I named the quilt after song and it doesn't make me sad. I just wanted to be reminded about the quilt every time I hear the song :-) Songs are not always about the lyrics but about the tune and vibe and I just liked that one.
The quilt will be on display in my friend's shop and it will also go to local quilt show. It'll be part of her booth. I'm so excited! I'll be linking up to Q1 FAL as this is part of my list. So far I completed 3 out of 10. I better speed up a bit :-)