21 June, 2017

Summer Stitches

"Red Hot Summer" ~ 60.5" X 68.5"
Today is the first day of summer, bring it on! As a way to commemorate this premiere day of my favorite season of the year I have pulled out this Stack and Whack flimsy and loaded it onto Snowbird for quilting. I completed this top probably ten years ago. 
These "sand men" on the beach and related surf items combine to create wonderful kaleidoscopic effects, just as delightful today as they were to me back in 2007!

I didn't have enough of any one fabric for the backing, but I did manage to scare up enough of several coordinating sand and sea fabrics to compose a pieced back with a few big swaths of the featured large scale print for posterity. 
The pantograph I chose is "Waterworld" and the thread color is "sand". The beach motif is complete!
Let the fun begin!
How are you observing this number one day of summer at your house?

Life is Good!


Little Penpen said...


Needled Mom said...

I like that....great summer quilt.

Janet O. said...

What a great way to start your favorite season! And that quilt looks like it will almost be as much fun on the back as it is on the front!

Paula, the quilter said...

I love a good SNW. It is always a fun, and surprising, experience. Many years ago, when the book came out and turned into a phenomenon, I taught classes at two LQS. Love yours.

Shasta Matova said...

A beach party is a fun way to celebrate the beginning of summer. I am fascinated by kaleidoscope quilts - so many fun things happen when you manipulate the fabric.

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