Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Summer Breeze Quilt- tutorial link at bottom of post!

 Not only is this quilt absolutely gorgeous, it has a nice story. Several months ago I received an email from a woman named Julianna with kind words about the line and an image of a quilt she made that she thought Full Moon Lagoon would be perfect for. She and I hit it off and I ended up sending her some fabric and she ended up making this stunning quilt and through it all I found a new friend. She lives in Poland and my Grandma was born there so it was a nice connection. Julianna is a tremendously talented sewer and a lovely person and  I feel so lucky that our paths crossed!  After she created the top she sent it on to Krista in Seattle. Krista is a Genius Longarm Magician who does breathtaking work. I want to make quilts just so Krista can quilt them so I can see what she will come up with! This spot on the quilt is one of my favorites. Julianna appliqued this jellyfish on with amazing precision and Krista filled in around it with the most delightful bubbles. I must have pointed this particular spot out on this quilt to half of the people who came into my booth!
 Here it is so you can see the whole thing. The lighting was so weird in the convention center that it made picture taking a bit challenging but I think you get the point. Gorgeous! All of those appliques came from the panel print except the starfish which she cut out of one of the prints.
                                         

Here is the good news- Julianna was kind enough to create a tutorial for this quilt so you can make your own! Follow this link here: Summer Breeze Quilt . And while you are over there check out her other work and prepare to have your mind blown a little.


9 comments:

PamKittyMorning said...

Really lovely!

Susan Finch said...

Mo, this is a truly stunning effort by all three if you. Thank you for sharing the story.

Richelle Groen said...

it's amazing!!!p

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Loving that jellyfish too! Super colorful booth...

Country Fabrics and Quilting said...

Mo, I absolutely adore you and this line! I was so thrilled to meet you in person and to see this line. Ordered the whole thing for the shop! Hope to see you soon
xxSteffani Burton

Auntie Pami said...

Thank you! I will be sure to visit and thank Juliana as well.

Colleen said...

Truly lovely! A breathe of frsh sea air!

Your Creative Friends at the Calico House said...

Will you have a pattern for the rectangular handled container that you had at quilt market? It also used a little linen on the bottom.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to start a full moon lagoon quilt for my marine biologist daughter for her xmas gift. I think I may be Mo's biggest fan because of this fabric...it's so perfect!
(Judi Duncan)