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Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday Finish - A Voile Summer Quilt

Italy in the summer can get pretty hot, but sometimes you just need a little something to shield you from the AC, or the fan, or the breeze.  I first fell in love with Anna Maria Horner's voiles back when I made this baby quilt for Olivia just before I had her. 


In 2012 it was a suffocatingly hot summer (35C/95F with high humidity!), but I spent the last few days of my pregnancy with the fan pointed at me and the quilt draped over my bare legs.  I also took it to the hospital for a bit of comfort.  I knew I had to have one big-girl sized!  

In May 2013 I received my beautiful bundle of AMH Field Study from Fabricworm.  (Unpaid side note: I love that store!)   


With a limited amount of fabric (nine 1/2 yard cuts) I decided not to waste any and to do a simple patchwork.  I started in July of last year, but by the time I got the top together it was just too hot to be up on the second floor of our house, so it was shelved until the mercury dropped.  

Cut to now.  So far we've had a mild summer, but the Hades-like conditions could return at any minute.  Last week I knew it was time to get my little sweetheart out of the drawer and finished.  



I present to you: my new summer blanky:








As you can see, I'm not the only one that loves it.  

I used Hobbs Tuscany unbleached cotton batting, a batting that I had previously decided I didn't like because it was flimsier than my usual Warm 'n' Natural, but that was what I was going for here.  I have since used it for another summer baby quilt and have begun to appreciate it's weight for summer quilts.  
I quilted it in an elongated wave, because it gives a lovely texture and my FMQ stippling is truly terrible which is what I would really have liked.  

And just so my feelings are really clear on this: if you haven't made yourself a voile quilt yet - I highly recommend doing so as soon as possible!

Linking up my finish with Crazy Mom Quilts...




7 comments:

  1. Love the quilting design - simple and elegant. Great quilt!

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  2. That's awesome! and it's huge! Love the variety of fabrics. Congrats on BIG finish.

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  3. Turned out lovely, and the photos are awesome. Your daughter steals the show!

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  4. I love Crazy Mom's finish it up Friday, it is so much fun visiting different blogs and seeing other peoples' work. Your quilt is gorgeous, the simple pattern, combined with that beautiful fabric and the quilting really result in a beautiful quilt. And it's voile!

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  5. So pretty and I bet it feels beautiful, just perfect for summer :)

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  6. It's very pretty Ann! I cannot choose a favorite fabric, each one has something special!

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  7. How can a quilt not be beautiful when modeled by a cherub and her thumbkin!

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