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I am so ready for summer. To reflect that feeling in life, I’ve made a super fun summer themed Koselig quilt. Made with Riley Blake fabrics, my first time ever using the fabric line and you know what? It’s pretty good stuff! I snagged a fun panel for the centers of the blocks and continued with the yardage for the rest of the quilt. Let’s dive in to the Summer Koselig Quilt!
Riley Blake Fabrics
Alrighty, if you haven’t shopped at Fat Quarter Shop – they kind of take out the fear of color coordination. I saw this adorable Summer Picnic Quilt panel in pink designed by Melissa Mortenson. If you scroll to the bottom of the page listing, they have suggested coordinating Confetti Cotton Solids! Without even being in person I felt secure grabbing solids that would match the panel! Ok so from there, I really wanted to punch up the color. I grabbed Riley Red, Peony, Songbird and Honey for the rest of my yardage. I used two panels for the quilt top: I know that the strawberry blocks would be too big to include them in a decent way, hence why I needed the second panel.
It’s been a bit since I did a little fun binding. So for this quilt, I used the scraps that I had left over and alternated the colors between the solids that were leftover. I think it adds to the fun factor. Summer is all about sun and fun here, so why not let fun out of the cage with your binding!
I’m sure this is not going to be breaking news: I used this dove grey speckled backing. When you finally invest in a bolt of wideback you might as well get to using it! This is such a perfect hue of grey that it works with all quilts, might I add that it does great at hiding dirt, animal fur and all the other things that end up on a quilt back when in use? I’m thinking of adding some more widebacks to offer. I’ve polled social media and a lot of people would love to see minky widebacks come in, to save on shipping when using longarm quilting services. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.
When I saw these cute little oranges in the fabric. An idea came to mind of a fun oranges panto. So I went to work sketching up some ideas with oranges and they didn’t fit quite right so I added a little lemon in there and voila Main Squeeze panto was born! If you are a longarm quilter or you LOVE this design and want your local quilter to use it on your quilt- send them to this page to buy the design.
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