summer breeze quilt

Summer Breeze Quilt

Fat Quarter Shop just released their new Summer Breeze quilt pattern and I’m part of todays blog tour!  Here is my finished quilt!

summer breeze quilt The pattern calls for fat quarters, plus a background fabric, and the original sample (shown below) is made from Kate Spain’s Latitude Batiks fabric. It’s all scrappy and gorgeous!

summer breeze quilt

The fat quarter bundle I used for my quilt sold out so I can’t link you to it, but for a limited time you can get this newly curated bundle!  Turn up the Volume 2  You’ll need to check the Summer Breeze pattern for the fabric requirements of fat quarters… this bundle includes 24.

If you love it ~ don’t hesitate or they will be gone!

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I opted to mix some solid gray fabric into my quilt with my fat quarters… Then I got to work cutting out these pretties with this kaleidoscope ruler... so easy!summer breeze quiltRather than placing my fabric completely scrappy and random I decided to group my blocks by color to see how that would change the look without changing the design.

summer breeze quilt

You’ll notice there are a lot of bias seams in this quilt, but squaring the blocks with this 8 1/2″ ruler makes it SO much easier to keep things straight!

This quilt actually went together quicker than I expected.  If you’d like to give it a go, you can get the pattern and watch this video tutorial from Fat Quarter Shop YouTube Channel to get you started.  Plus, if you like the sample in the video you can purchase the entire Kate Spain kit ready to go.

Since I made the adjustment to the color placement in my blocks, when all my blocks were finished, I laid them out from the top left corner down diagonally by color without much fussing. I love the look!

summer breeze quilt

summer breeze quilt

 

summer breeze quilt

I can’t wait to see what all the other quilters made!!! Go check them out…

Melissa from Happy Quilting

Nicole from Modern Handcraft

Sherri M. from A Quilting Life

Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts

Jessica from Quilty Habit

Leanne from She Can Quilt

Afton from Quilting Mod

Kathryn from Kathryn Jones Quilts

Stephanie from The Modern Sewciety

And I can’t forget to mention the back of my quilt!!!  For the first time I tried a wide back and I loved it!

summer breeze quiltThis one is called Freefall from Tula Pink and it’s 108″ wide, which means I didn’t have to piece the back! Heaven! I didn’t get a shot of the full back but you can see it peeking out in a couple pics. Gorgeous.

summer breeze quilt

My quilty friend Terri quilted it with an all over feather design… Love it! :)

summer breeze quilt pattern

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6 comments on “Summer Breeze Quilt

  1. Leanne

    Your version is lovely, I love the use of the grey for the centres and of course, the colour placement!

  2. Kathi Riemer

    It’s time to break out the old kaleidoscope ruler, I’m totally inspired. You have such a great eye for color. I love your bright quilts. Thank you for the links to the patterns.

  3. Donna H.

    Lovely! Brightened my foggy morning in Maine.

  4. Michelle

    Beautiful quilt. I like they way you grouped the colours and used the grey in the centres.

    Thank you for sharing.

  5. Denise

    I love the design and colors! Beautiful quilt!

  6. Helen in the UK

    LOVE your colour graded version – fabulous :)