I made this quilt in order to try the technique Jenny Doan of the Missouri Quilt Co. demonstrates in this video:
Making this block is every bit as much fun as it looks! The only downside to this project was that I used a pack of 10″ squares from a line called Sweetgrass Prairie that I bought some time ago from Connecting Threads, and the fabric is so stiff that it was no fun to work with or to press. In fact, it was like ironing paper! Since I splurged and used silk batting on this quilt in hopes it would be comfy, I’ll have to see what it’s like after I wash it.
I used free-motion quilting on this quilt:
I backed it with two large pieces of calico from my fabric stash, and put the one 10″ square I didn’t use on the front on the back instead:
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!