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Summer Soiree!

Hi everyone! It has been busy around here and so I am glad to be able to post today! So first things first. I had the honor of being a pattern tester for Elizabeth Chappell of @quilters_candy on Instagram, for one of her upcoming patterns called Summer Soiree! This fun and beginner friendly pattern is due out at the beginning of June and is so fun to make! The pattern is very easy to read with well written directions and also teaches you how to appliqué! So no sewing half circles as they are appliquéd on! If you haven’t tried this technique yet, its a fun and simple one to learn and really opens up even more creative fabric opportunities!

This pattern is fat quarter friendly and I had just the fat quarter bundle in my stash. I had been waiting for the perfect time to use it. One of my most favorite fabrics lines is Playground by Amy Sinibaldi for Art Gallery Fabrics. I just love it! I think because it reminds me of being a kid and having fun outside. I am the oldest of 4 and we were very close and played a lot! Especially on playgrounds. I only have good memories of those times! Now that I have 3 kids they love to play outside too! It has come full circle and the fabric speaks to me in that way! 🙂

There are 3 size options for this pattern: baby, lap and throw. I actually made a size in between the lap and throw because I had enough fabric and thought why not? I personally like to try to use up as much fabric as possible so I also pieced the back with all my scraps!

If you frequented playgrounds as a kid, do you remember the jungle gym domes? You know the kind that if you got to the top it was a really big deal and sort of scary at the same time? They are pretty old school compared to today’s playgrounds. Lol. Anyway, I decided to quilt a jungle gym pattern onto the quilt. Its a simple pattern and very easy to do. You just need a fabric pen and ruler, all straight line quilting. To finish it up I used some of Amy Sinibaldi’s Petit blenders in Timeless Coral. Its the perfect stripe!

My enthusiastic quilt holder!

So there you go. 🙂 Give this quilt pattern a try when it comes out! Its a fun and quick sew with lots of possibilities to get creative! As always, thank you for reading my blog post! Take care and stay healthy. Happy sewing friends!



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