Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Scooting Stars at the Summer Fair


It's winter here in Australia but one way to enjoy some Summery sun is joining in the Gen X Quilters Summer Fair Quilt Show.
Gen X Quilters Summer Fair
Scooting Stars is the quilt I made last Summer. I'd managed to get my hands on some pre-released Sherbet Pips charm squares and a layer cake. I found the colours as sweet as sorbet and cooling to work with on hot summer days.


I used a simple layout, not wanting to waste my precious Pips. The layer cake and charms squares did the work and I just added some rectangles and made some wonky stars to give the quilt some focal points.

Due to it's queenly size, I had it long arm quilted. I wanted sweeping loops to represent the path of a dog chasing a ball around, or a child scooting here and there. Quilter Tanya Croft took it a step further and suggested butterflies as well. I am so happy with the end result, it really adds another layer of joy to the quilt.

The scooting print was the reason I just had to have this range! Gbf is an avid scooter. He's always zipping everywhere. I was so impressed that someone thought to design a fabric of scooting people - Thanks Aneela!!


And who could resist these sweet happy dogs!

And how clever are these spots! Aneela thought outside the square and came up with a dot that is a square!

I added a few fabrics from my stash because I wanted a bigger quilt, and also for variety. The red stripes are a Sis Boom classic, I used the pink stripe too. I'm not sure who designed the swirly flower fabric, it's been in my stash for ages!


The pink flowery fabric is a vintage fabric I found on Etsy and liked it because it has donkeys on it.

The backing is Ribbons and Bows fabric by Martha Negley. Simple solid red binding really give the edges definition.
I am so pleased with the way this quilt turned out. It's definitely one of my favourites! Even looking at it now brings back that summery feeling.
A big thanks to AnneMarie at Gen x Quilters for organising the Summer Fair. Click on the linky tent and it will magically take you to the fair so you can see more quilts...

Gen X Quilters Summer Fair

Cheerio

25 comments:

Karen said...

I do love this quilt. I agree, the fabrics are such good fun and are gorgeous colours. The design works so well and the quilting is a delight. This is a great quilt!! Have fun at the Summer Fair!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Great quilt! I really like your red stars all wonky and scattered across the quilt. They really keep your eye moving! I can see why this is a favorite.
I must get my hands on the dot in a square, I really like that.

Mary said...

I love this quilt Rachael! I agree that the entire line is just the best! Those little pups are too precious. Your design really showcases the fabric well...thanks for sharing :)

BaileyGirl5 said...

I love a star quilt! This one is super fun and the quilting is just perfect. Love it!

melissa said...

Its a gorgeous quilt Rachael, those pips are so cute, my fave is the little dogs! I really love the butterfly quilting too and also the stars sneaking into the borders - Love it!

Quiltin' Jenny said...

Love it! I totally get not wanting to cut or waste any more of that precious fabric than you have to, and this layout did the trick wonderfully!

Suzee said...

Thats a fab quilt! Love the colors and those wonky stars you have to love! my favorite! and of course loving those little dogs = )

Mitzi said...

Gorgeous! The stars add such a special POP to the quilt and add such playfulness also. Great idea!

My Dolce Vita said...

How playful is this quilt Rachael...and very summery!!! I'm just hanging out here waiting for it to come so I can hit that beach...my poor old recovering broken arm needs some warmth too...Happy Thursday to you...Dzintra

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

I love this quilt!! You are inspiring me to break out my pips just so I can have a lovely pips quilt too (don't start another project Kat! don't!).
How stunning is that long arm quilting!! One day I will get a quilt long armed ... one day!

xx

Melissa P said...

Sometimes you just have to play with pre-cuts. I don't seem to have the same initial reluctance to cut into them as I do with yardage. The creating starts immediately. And as you have proven here, the results can be just as fun and playful as the creative experience. Great job on this one!

(And I love that you have a fabric just because it has donkeys in it.)

diane said...

This is so cute. I love the way the stars draw your eyes to the different prints!

Sara said...

So precious!!! Love stars!!!

Cathy said...

Really cute! I love the stars!

Doris said...

This is so cute, and what a clever use for a layer cake!

James-Linda said...

THIS IS SUCH A SWEET QUILT!
SO CUTE! I MAY MAKE ONE SIMILAR!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

AnneMarie said...

Love this quilt! Love your use of the fabrics - perfect use for Pips. Thanks so much for joining in Summer Fair and sharing with us! AM

Karen said...

Its wonderful! Love the stars. Love the Sherbet Pips. Love the colours. Love the quilting. I guess I love the quilt. Congratulations.

Leuchtzeichen said...

Wow :-)))) what a wonderfull quilt!!!!!

♥ Heike

Terry said...

Augh shucks what's left to say. It's a Beauty.
Thanks for sgaring and I've visited the Gen X's as well. Fun

Quiltbenaco said...

Quante stoffe simpatiche hai usato...
ma dove le scovi?????
forse io non cerco abbastanza. ma così carine qui in Italia non credo di averne mai viste....sob!!!!
Naturalmente la trapunta nel suo insieme la trovo stupenda!
Ciao

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Stunning Quilt! I love the stars and those little dogs are so cute and of course the scooters......a delight :-)

Debbie said...

Absolutely darling quilt! Great use of the pips!

Marg said...

Fabulous quilt Rachael. Love the way you have used the Pips fabric and added some fabric from your stash. The quilting is perfect for it too.

Katie B. said...

Awesome quilt! I love the quilting.

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