Sunday, February 24, 2013

New Pattern--Summer Daze

I love summer.
I've been wanting to make a summer quilt for awhile
and just finished this one--the pattern's now for sale on my website.
The checkers remind me of red-checked picnic table-cloths
and I think the colours convey the bright and cheery mood of the season.
But it took a long time for all the pieces to come together.
I'd made this quilt top a couple of years ago
because I'd wanted to make one with a watermelon garland
but I never much liked how it looked.
So I removed the appliqued watermelons from the border
and set them aside waiting for inspiration to strike
for another quilt in which they could be used.
After I figured out the design above,
I added a new border and reappliqued them to it.
And speaking of redoing projects, I have to share this email I received from a quilting friend in Sweden.  She says,"I just finished your lovely pattern "Around the Block" for the second time (!), as my first quilt ended up staying at my friend's house in CT, USA when we moved back to Sweden (my home country) after  couple of years as expats in CT.
Since I missed my quilt so much. I simply had to make it all over again. " 
Didn't she do a gorgeous job?

Then she said, "I also made two of your "Peaceful Valley" since one of them also got "stuck" back in Connecticut...."
Now, that's dedication!
 Thanks Villemo, and all you other faithful quilters out there!
You're why I do what I do.


  1. I love your Summer Daze quilt. I have your book and love the quilts in it. Thanks for sharing the quilts of others. Hugs

  2. Love you summer pattern, as well as the quilt made from your pattern, Around the Block. I just bought your book, Country Comforts, and every quilt in it is stunning! Can you tell me where to get the pattern for Around the Block?

  3. Your new pattern is perfect for spring and summer. I have been doing more spring pieces lately, tired of the snow and cold.


  4. wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww they all so beautiful x

  5. I just found your site and I love it