Friday, April 17, 2015

Endless Summer Quilt

I am so excited to get to share this finish with you today ;)  This was another one of those secret sewings.  At the beginning of the year, I was asked by  Vanessa Christenson if I could make a sample of one of her new patterns to be released.  Well, the pattern was released yesterday and so I get to share today.  This is Endless Summer and I absolutely love it!!!!


As soon as Vanessa sent me a picture of the pattern, I loved it!!  What a gorgeous design!!!  The quilt uses her new line Simply Colorful RED, ORANGE, YELLOW line that comes out in July mixed with some beautiful Bella Solids.

Photo courtesy of Vanessa Christenson
 This quilt is so much fun to make!!  Each of those blocks are a super cute 8" and oh, what fun it was to play with all of the points ;)  You know how I just love perfect points ;)  And working with all of those beautiful prints and colors just made me smile!!

Photo courtesy of Vanessa Christenson
When it came time to quilt it, I had a bit of craziness.  I quilted the star blocks with echoed arches and petals in the center and they went just fine.  Then just as I started with the first x blocks, I made a super oopsie.  I wasn't paying attention and my hopper foot jumped up on top of the ruler and cracked the ruler, I was so freaked I screamed and yanked the ruler out from under it, proceeding to turn the crack into a break.  Nice going.  


We don't have a shop in town that sells long arm rulers, and I was trying to hurry fast as the quilt needed to get back ASAP, so I pulled the quilt off of the frames, set my home machine up on the dining room table, and started quilting straight lines.  All in all, I think it worked out well, and I was happy with how the quilting turned out (although a few of my lines are less than straight).  But ya, a little stressful and I still need to go buy a new ruler ;)


And I just had to share this picture as I think it is a little ironic.  Ya, this quilt is called Endless Summer and the day before I finished it we had a huge snow storm, so the only pictures I could get were on a blanket of white.  So thank you Vanessa for letting me borrow some of your gorgeous pictures for this post ;)  


So do you just love this quilt pattern as much as I do??  Well you are in luck then!!  For the release of her 2 new patterns (Endless Summer and Sunrise) Vanessa is giving a 30% off discount code!!  You can find out all about both patterns, the code, and where to buy them at Vanessa's blog here ;)


It is so fun to get to finally share this little secret sewing project!!!  This is such a wonderful quilt design and I just loved making it!!  Thanks Vanessa :)

Thanks for popping in today and each day.  I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!



Linking to Sarah's , Amanda's and Quilt Story ;)



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28 comments:

  1. thank you melissa for doing this for me! and ihad no idea about the stressful ruler situation! it turned out great!!

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  2. Beautiful job Melissa. Such a pretty quilt.

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  3. Lovely! And what a perfectly bright and fun quilt to photograph on snow - what a fun contrast. I hope it is warming up there.

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  4. Beautiful quilt. Hope you get a new ruler soon, and maybe a spare ;)

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  5. Sew beautiful! I love it! You bring the pattern to a bright and happy life!
    Susie

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  6. What a fun quilt! Beautiful pattern and beautifully executed.

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  7. That is beautiful and those fabrics really make it pop.

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  8. I love Vanessa's fabrics and can't wait for her red, orange and yellow collection to arrive. This pattern is beautiful!

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  9. Very pretty, love all the colors. I understand the longarm ruler problem. You can take two of the rotary cutter rulers stick them one on top of the other using double stick tape. They will hold and be the same thickness as the normal longarm rulers. Not sure it saves in cost, but I got rulers now that fit my need. The rotary cutter can still be used with them, even if they are now double thick.

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  10. This is so beautiful, I love it!

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  11. A beautiful pattern and a stunning quilt! Well done!

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  12. Love the colors and pattern of this 'endless summer' quilt. You did such a wonderful job quilting. Quick thinking on your part - it is a perfect quilting job!

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  13. It really is a stunner. Nicely done.

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  14. You did a beautiful job!!! Those points look great and that is a fabulous quilt!! i'm going to have to mosey on over to Vanessa's blog and check out the pattern! :-) Hugs, H

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  15. Beautiful pattern & I love the summery colors (even in the snow). Great Finish.

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  16. Such a spectacular and sunny quilt!! and I cannot see any wiggles, anywhere :)
    XX!
    And, man, those are two great patterns!!

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  17. Love your Endless Summer Melissa! It looks amazing! The straight line quilting in the x blocks looks just like it was the perfect choice too. Both of Vanessa's patterns are wonderful and so is this sunny and bright fabric line ... can't wait to see it when it comes out.
    Wow - Snow! I hope it melts fast and you can go back to enjoying springtime soon!

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  18. Beautiful! And I think the straight lines are perfect for it! :)

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  19. What a fabulous design! I agree, the quilting is perfect!

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  20. Love this, it's so fresh and crisp-looking. Love the way you chose to quilt it as well.

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  21. Love the colours and the quilting. I'm definitely getting the summer vibe.

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  22. Love this quilt! It's beautiful! Your quilt reminded me of a pattern I just saw on this new quilting design website. Patternjam.com It is awesome! You can custom create your own quilt by choosing size of block, sashing, borders, and what type of blocks or customize patterns they already have on their site. You can choose from the material on their site or upload your own. It's so cool. Once you are done creating your quilt it will tell you how much fabric you need of each material as well. Just had to share.

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  23. Love, love, love!!! The bright, bold colors, the pattern(s), EVERYTHING!! It's going on my must make list. I just need to get back to work so I can afford my sewing wish list! (Summer break = lots of time to sew, but no money. I have to keep a list to purchase during the school year!!)

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa