|Summer 2 made with recycled cotton plaids and scraps in primary colors.|
|Summer 1 finished this last summer, hand pieced, quilted. Binding hand stitched down.|
AHIQ news! A finish!
I finished my small quilt, Summer 2, made from left overs from my Summer 1 small quilt.
I started Summer 1 with the AHIQ challenge to use recycled fabric. I found some cotton work shirts at the local thrift shop in blue and yellow plaid, just the thing I was looking for!
Also, when I pieced together Summer 1 I didn't have access to my sewing machine, so it was piece by hand or nothing. Summer 1 was entirely pieced and hand stitched together. I folded the back over and hand stitched that down for binding.
Summer 2 was pieced from left overs from #1. It was machine and hand pieced, hand quilted and the binding was folded over from the back and stitched down by hand.
I used triangles and Broken Dish blocks in Summer 2 being inspired by Gwen Marston and Cathy Jones' book, Free Range Triangles. Their book is full of inspiration!
Both quilts were fun to make and I love the feel of the cottons and the improv look.
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Have a great day!