I didn’t make the Sunny Days quilt for any specific purpose; I saw a jelly roll of this line by Benartex in my daily email from Missouri Quilt Co. and decided I had to have it. Flipping through my quilting books, I found a pattern for jelly rolls that seemed like a good fit.
I backed the quilt with a lovely bright green fabric from my stash, which could probably be considered vintage since it’s at least 20 years old.
I ended up with two spare blocks, hence the pillow. Now that I have granddaughters, perhaps one of them will enjoy this quilt at some point 🙂
This quilt was pieced and free-motion quilted on my supermachine, which I am enjoying immensely, and highly recommend!
I was at the Quilt Expo last year when I saw a charm pack that I just had to have. The fabric collection is called “Weeds,” which doesn’t sound very attractive but it caught my eye, so I bought three charm packs and decided it would make a great quilt.
But I couldn’t bring myself to cut up those cute little squares, so I decided to let each square be a block. It was easily pieced; the hard part was deciding how to quilt it.
I chose to quilt each of the 120 blocks in whatever way I wanted to quilt it. I tried not to think too hard and just let myself do it. This sounds easy but it took some getting used to as I prefer to have a plan. Now that the quilt is finished, I realize just how much fun it is to let yourself quilt in whatever way you want without too much thinking or planning.
I free-motion quilted my “Weeds” quilt on my Brother PQ1500S High Speed Quilting and Sewing Machine using Aurifil Quilting Thread.