Monday, August 11, 2008

FSQS Summer Quilt Sent

Here is the quilt that I sent for the latest (and last?) round of the Four Seasons Quilt Swap.

I've been waiting to post pictures until I heard that the recipient received it, but USPS tells me it was delivered on Saturday, August 2nd, and still no word. So here it is!

I used Moda's Fresh Squeezed line in an effort to make it as summery as possible and tried a piping for the first time. I'm really happy with how it turned out, though the pictures came out terribly. They don't do the colors any justice at all. I'm also happy with the progress I've made with hand stitching the binding -- much better this time than last!

Here's the label I made. It's similar to the label I made for my ALQS quilt, but with different colors. Having never made quilt labels before, I hope they're OK! I like how they look.

Another swap comes to a successful close! I was disappointed to hear that the Four Seasons swap won't be continuing since this was my first round, but big thanks to Margarat for being such a great hostess.


  1. It sure IS summery, fresh and cool. And your binding is simply wonderful! That stripe adds even more to the freshness. Good job, guy!

    And the label? what more can you ask for. Just right.

  2. It looks wonderful! I love that fabric. I finally broke down and bought a jelly roll of the fresh squeezed and hope to make something with it soon.

  3. That is definitely a summery quilt - good job! Now, tell us, how did you make your piping/flange?

  4. It is very summery, and very very beautiful. The piping looks wonderful..
    The label is great, I still haven't worked out how to do labels.... You print these? Do you need special software?

  5. this is such a great little quilt. I especially love the binding!

  6. Beautiful quilt john...and dont be too concerned, your rcvr is probably on vacation, or inundated with guests, and just hasnt had a chance to thank you yet :)
    Its lovely!

  7. I'm envious! I love this little quiltlet!! I'm sure the new owner does too, hopefully they acknowledge it!

  8. yum! you did a fab job on that quilt john, gosh i would have loved to have gotten it, but i didnt do that swap, hehe
    the piping adds a really nice touch

  9. what kind of label do you use?