Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Sweet Dreams!

My Summer Spread is a top - Sweet Dreams 99" x 99"
Here are my guys trying to hold it.  These are guys who can sail a boat 333 miles in horrible conditions, but complain about holding a quilt up.  ha ha  Bless their hearts.
The tiniest toad hopped into the shoot.
For the plain blocks I arranged them to coincide with me and Mr. Funs' interests or life experiences.  
 Some of the bottom row which were a mix.
My side.  It was fun to have a plan for which to include.
 I also liked that it added some color to the outside border.
I used 11 different toiles' for the top row.  Believe it or not I did arrange them in a color order.
I think Mr. Starbuck and Coco are really going to miss this project.
They spent a lot of time helping me in the sewing room.
I am in the process of piecing the backing for this quilt, then I plan to tie it and machine bind it.

My Goal:  to have it done this time next week....

If you are in the Sewing Along - happy stitching!  Post your progress on FB or IG.
Happy August Everyone
xo


35 comments:

  1. A great summer quilt. Good job finding fun prints that reflect your interests. Love the personal touch.

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  2. I absolutely love it, Barb! So terrific what you did with the border!!!
    LOL on the guys holding the quilt- it really is hard work!

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  3. Wonderful quilt! Love the neutrals and all the toiles!

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  4. Just a lovely summer quilt flimsy...it makes you feel cooled off just looking at it...I love the borders that detail your interests...and of course, toile is one of my favorites...great job on this hugs, Julierose

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  5. So sweet and summery, though when I make one I'll have to add a layer of lightweight batting, since I still sleep under a quilt most nights even in summer! Because by the time daybreak rolls around our temperatures are often down in the 50s or even high 40s - in July!

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  6. Lovely quilt all the way around! Thanks for sharing. Keep the piece!

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  7. Rhooo...I love it ! I love it !!
    Great job Barb and the border is awesome !!
    I haven't yet finished mine because I was on holidays and will be again next week with my husband ! Woo hoo !!
    But I promised, I will finish it at the end of August !
    xoxo

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  8. This is terrific--love how your quilt turned out. I'm not doing your version, but I am making a new summer quilt, inspired by yours, for our bedroom. Thanks for the fun posts and the idea.

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  9. Lovely, light colors that are just perfect for summer! Wonderful little details as usual. That seems to be your specialty.:)

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  10. Looks like a looks like a lovely quilt to snuggle under. Yay a top!!

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  11. What a great summer spread! Looks soft and inviting, without looking heavy and warm.
    Your guys are too funny. You'd think you were asking them to pump iron. :)
    Mr. Toad just needed a closer look. Maybe applying for job as quilt inspector.

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  12. Congrats on the finish! I especially like your use of themed fabrics reflecting your interests. My blocks are done; now to sew them together and figure out a border. I'm trying mightily to use only fabrics in my stash, so we'll see how that turns out. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. WOW! So many gorgeous fabric in there. Just AAAAAWWWEEEESOME!! You did an excellent job. ;^)

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  14. LOVE this quilt top! What a fabulous border idea. I have tons of neutral strings, this would be a great way to use them up.
    I know, what is so hard about holding up a quilt? I get so many groans, and “ Are you done yet.”, when I ask for help taking photo.

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  15. I love how you incorporated all about you in the final go round. You've an awesome collection of fabrics. It's a summery finish

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  16. Love it. All the different fabrics make it so much "fun" to look at it over and over again. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. Sweet Dreams, indeed! Your summer spread is fantastic! Love how you incorporated so many fabrics and the border is perfect. Lovely color palette :) Your guys holding up a quilt?? Too funny!

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  18. Love it to bits! My SIL has made summer quilts also and she tied them as well. Your quilt is all that is needed for hot summer nights. Sweet dreams!

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  19. You can really see how big it is with them holding it up! It feels like this one went real fast, good for you! I really like how you personalized the borders, you always come up with something unique.

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  20. You’ll be using your summer spread before the summer is over - that was a speedy project. The toiles on the edge are so interesting - impressive that you could personalize that part for you and your husband. The toad is so cool - I think I can say with certainty that there has never been a toad on one of my quilts! I hope you have many sweet dreams sleeping under your coverlet :0)

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  21. Clearly this turned out so well because of the expertise of those assistants of yours! LOL They are so cute, I'm sure the moral support was invaluable. I do love the story this quilt tells through the fabrics, that is so fun. It's going to be gorgeous once it's on the bed. Will we get to see it?
    And I had to laugh at the men holding quilts comments. My boys run marathons and act like holding a quilt is going to kill them on the spot. They're all the same! hahaha

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  22. I Just LOVE this quilt.........I'm sure you couldn't have done it without the help of the men, and beasts!!! It's really great.
    Mona

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  23. I love it! Loved the low volume blocks to begin with and then that border, absolutely wonderful, so much to see. And yes, holding up quilts for pictures is quite a task.. same here ;-)
    Congratulations with this beautiful top.

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  24. Love the toile border - it kinda reminds me of old fashioned PJs!

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  25. Love your summer spread....will you teach us how to tie a quilt too? Hope so! Laughing about your big he men not being able to hold a quilt for pictures!!!! really guys! Very cool your husband getting his official "old goat" title too! Good for him, I hope he gets many more years of enjoying what he loves. Happy Sewing!

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  26. Summer spread is a wonderful name for this beauty.

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  27. What a wonderful array of fabrics, love it!

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  28. Love your Summer Spread and the border is fabulous. Can't wait to see the backing.
    Where would we be without assistance from our fur babies.
    xx Linda in Wintery Australia

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  30. I laughed out loud at your "men holding quilt" comment. Funny how big macho men can have such a problem holding a little quilt top! It is fabulous. I especially like the outside border and the story it tells. Happy to hear you are tying it. That is what they did on so many early Maine quilts and I think it is a shame that they don't allow them into shows. More history lost! Good job!!

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  31. I am a huge fan of your summer spread Barb! I just wish I had the time to make one......as you know, I was very vocal about the sew along thing, and then life happened. I will get to it, and will use yours as my inspiration! Your guys holding the top is pretty hilarious! I figured you had them trained by now? LOL

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  32. A soothing quilt with SUCH FUN FABRICS!

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