Summerlove Stripe

Summerlove Stripe

Boy has it been windy the last 2 days! I finally decided to brave it all and get some pictures of my latest quilt, using the upcoming Art Gallery fabric line, Summerlove. I believe this fabric is set to arrive in stores any day now!

I decided to cut lots and lots of strips from the fabric and make some Roman Stripe blocks to play around with. I almost placed these another direction to make diamonds, but changed my mind at the last moment. These blocks are easy to make. They are basically two half square triangles sewn together, but one of the HSTs is cut out of a bunch of fabric strips sewn together.

Summerlove Stripe Detail

For the back, I used giant blocks of fabric from the same line. It’s so silky and smooth, love the feel of Art Gallery fabrics. I think their tagline is “Feel the Difference” and it really is true. The binding is a wine colored Oval Element print. I quilted straight lines 1/4″ on each side of the horizontal, vertical and diagonal seams. The final quilt measures about 40″ x 40″.

Summerlove Stripe Back

I’ll be back at the sewing machine this week finishing up more UFOs. It feels good to wrap things up and share!



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    March 7, 2012

    Cute! I giggled when I read the name of your post because Summer Love by Justin Timberlake happens to be playing! I like coincidences. =)

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      March 7, 2012

      Ha, that’s so funny!

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    March 7, 2012

    I love how a traditional pattern like the Roman Stripe can be made to look so very modern! Love the quilt and Art Gallery fabric! Deb.

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    Art Gallery Fabrics

    March 7, 2012

    What a beautiful quilt! It is so fresh and clean. We love it! You have really captured the Summerlove feel!

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    Maureen Cracknell Handmade

    March 7, 2012

    I can’t wait for Summer Love! And, I agree about Art Gallery Fabrics, you can definitely feel the difference. As always, gorgeous quilt!!

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    March 7, 2012

    This is gorgeous! I love this line!

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    March 7, 2012

    Love it. It is just gorgeous.

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    Lynn Douglass

    March 7, 2012

    I love Art Gallery fabrics, too! I really like what you’ve done with them to create a happy springtime quilt!

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    March 7, 2012

    Beautiful. Amazing. Love the colors in it.

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    March 7, 2012

    This is a gorgeous quilt! I’ll giving this pattern a go. All your quilts are stunning and I love how simple they are in design but so striking!! I’m currently getting a whole load of ufo of my to do list, it somehow makes me feel lighter. 🙂

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    March 7, 2012

    I just love this quilt. The colors and fabric are so refreshing and cute. Thank you for sharing!!!

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    March 7, 2012

    Love it very much!

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    Lyanna L.

    March 7, 2012

    Excellent job – I love this quilt – what a simple and effective way to show those fabrics. =)

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    March 7, 2012

    Very fresh. It turned out beautifully.

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    March 7, 2012

    I love this quilt – love the colors, the design and the quilting pattern…that looks so great on the back, especially! Thanks for sharing. I love how looking at someone’s beautiful work can lift my spirits. 🙂

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    March 7, 2012

    looks great!!

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    March 7, 2012

    Roman Stripe is such a classic design–and how fresh and modern in these fabrics. I agree–Art Gallery fabric has a wonderful feel to it!

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    March 7, 2012

    Oooh, love the design of this

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    March 7, 2012

    I really love this quilt with the pieced back – very nice! That Summerlove fabric line looks awesome. Thanks for sharing & congrats on getting some UFOs finished. I need to work on that. 🙂

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    March 7, 2012

    Gorgeous quilt and gorgeous fabrics! They just became a NEED! Thanks for sharing, Faith!

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    diane stanley

    March 7, 2012

    This does remind me of summer. Really bright citrus-y colors.

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    March 8, 2012

    Looks so beautiful – like summer love in deed! And the photo with all the fabrics is adorable! x Teje

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    March 8, 2012

    So pretty! Love the healthy dose of white in there, but my favorite part is the backing. LOVE!

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    March 8, 2012

    Faith, your quilt is stunning! I have never tried this type of pattern, but you have convinced me to give it at try. Thanks for sharing….looking forward to seeing more of your ufo’s!

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    March 9, 2012

    the elegant simplicity of the roman stripes is great with those fabrics! Lovely!

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    March 9, 2012

    This is so beautiful and I adore the line of fabrics. It has great colors. 🙂 xo

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    Melissa S., SoChick!

    March 16, 2012

    I love it. I like that the Stripped HSTs are all in the same direction. I also LOVE Art Gallery Fabrics and can’t wait to get my hands on Summerlove. Aaaand, now that Justin Timberlake song is in my head thanks to comment #1, haha. 😉

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    March 17, 2012

    I LOVE this! I’m thinking it would look so cute in the new Echo bundle I just received 🙂 Thanks for sharing!