Monday, July 10, 2017

Clover Sunshine Sampler {Finished Quilt}

This quilt was a very long term WIP -- started in 2014 as part of my QCQAL -- the top was finally constructed in 2015, and I finally have it quilted and finished! Hooray!

Most of the blocks used in this quilt were featured as tutorials on my blog in Summer 2014. Many of the other blocks have easy to find tutorials and patterns in other places.

I talked a little about starting to quilt this quilt here, and wanted to add a few more notes in this finish post. The further I moved out from the center, the easier and easier quilting this quilt became. It is about 70 inches square -- so a rather large throw -- so working on the center blocks was rather difficult. Finally getting to the edges was cause for celebration!

I didn't count the rings or sew my spirals to a particular width or size -- I mostly just kept continuing the spiral until it filled in the "nooks" left by my previous spirals. The spirals don't equally overlap because the blocks are not perfectly arrayed in the quilt. I also had to add in a few "tiny spirals" along the edges to fill in some open spaces as well.

Here's a picture of the backing (major kudos to Park Ranger Husband for being willing to put shoes on to help me take these pictures):

I ordered the backing and then got the dreaded email stating that I was getting the last of the fabric in stock -- but it was in two pieces. I realized after getting it that had it been in one piece, it would have actually not been big enough for the quilt! So I added in a half yard of Summersault fabric so that it ended up being the correct size. I also made sure all of my diagonal stripes went in the same direction.

For the binding, I had just enough of my white backing fabric! It has a different sort of look having a lighter binding with a slightly darker quilt. I sewed the binding by machine to the front and hand stitched it to the backing.

This is going to be my new summer couch quilt!

Quilt Stats:
Name: Clover Sunshine Sampler
Fabrics: Clover Sunshine by Alison Glass, Champagne Kona
Size: 70 inches square
Quilting: One extra large spiral per block, overlapping (with a few extra arches near the edges!)

Sharing at Finish it up Friday!

PS. Don't forget to check out our summer Kona special! The two sizes are the yardages needed for the Magnolia QAL, but it's always a good time to stock up on Kona, right?


  1. I really like how the quilting helps emphasize each block. It looks great and congratulations on the finish and new summer couch quilt!

  2. Really nice Sampler. Congrats on the finish.

  3. Congrats on a pretty finish!

  4. What a fresh and pretty color palette for a summer quilt! The spirals on each block lookd great. Did you stitch them with your walking foot, or your free motion foot?

  5. This quilt is beautiful! Congrats on a wonderful finish!

  6. What a beautiful quilt finish...and the colors are so bright, cheery, and summery! --Andrea

  7. BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations on finishing a long time UFO. I'm hoping to do the same thing this year. xoxo

  8. It looks absolutely stunning - congratulations on a wonderful finish and yay for the fabric working out just right!

  9. Very pretty, the quilting is wonderful, it's a great look!

  10. It really does look like a summer quilt...I think the light binding enhances that look! Great Job!

  11. Alison, I really love this quilt. Your organic spirals are just the ticket. And I bet you're excited to have this finished after so many years. Makes me want to hit the UFO pile... almost ;-)
    E xx


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