All Voile: The Summer Quilt

 All Voile: The Summer QuiltThis is the quilt I made for my daughter to replace her flannel and minky winter-weight quilt she insisted on sleeping with.  A Virginia summer + flannel quilt just doesn’t work.  I bought several half yards of Anna Maria Horner’s Little Folks voile at Christmas time when it went on sale. I knew that if I did something more intricate than a simple strip quilt, I wouldn’t finish the quilt until the fall. I lost it for a month, and was happy to baste and quilt it with friends a few weeks ago, and finish the binding on the way to the triathlon.  Seriously, have you ever lost a pieced quilt top and back? I found it in the garage in a paper bag. I’m lucky it didn’t get thrown away. I usually use Warm & Natural batting; I splurged on this and bought Quilter’s Dream (lightweight, but not the lightest weight.) The back is a single piece of voile–the blue honeycomb flowers–I didn’t want it to have any seams. I love it. She loves it. The perfect summer quilt.

 All Voile: The Summer Quilt
 All Voile: The Summer Quilt

Yes, we took quilt pictures at the pool today–T and & I both needed to take pictures, and we were going to the pool, so why not, right? It was the perfect day at the pool icon smile All Voile: The Summer Quilt


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9 Comments

  1. Posted July 15, 2011 at 4:22 am | Permalink

    Way cute!!!

  2. Posted July 15, 2011 at 4:30 am | Permalink

    Darling quilt – so glad you found it! :-)
    I really need to find out about this voile….sounds nice.

  3. Posted July 15, 2011 at 5:13 am | Permalink

    How summery and beautiful! I’m so glad you found it! A quilt top in a paper bag in the garage? I could totally see that happening at my house. : )

  4. Posted July 15, 2011 at 6:15 am | Permalink

    Beautiful quilt! congratulations and enjoy the summer!

  5. Posted July 15, 2011 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    I’m obsessed with this quilt. I love it! You did a great job.

  6. Posted July 15, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    That is gorgeous! I love it!!

  7. Posted July 15, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    I love the rainbow! Very cute. I am working on my first strip quilt- hopefully putting the binding on this weekend.
    Hope you are enjoying your summer!!

  8. Posted July 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    Love it! Great minds think alike, I posted its “twin” yesterday on my blog, lol! I agree, the fabric is dreamy and perfect for summer!

  9. Posted July 15, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    this is so beautiful…i love the color arrangement.

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