Sunkissed Summer Citrus Finish!

This quilt kept getting pushed aside for other things. It's now finally finished! I planned this in the summer and had hopes of getting pictures against the bright green corn fields. Well, it just didn't happen, we all know how that goes! I named it Summer Citrus when I had finished just a few blocks. It was so fitting with the colors and the fabric names Sweetwater had assigned to these pretty little guys. These shades of colors are really tough to photograph however, I did the best I could! I am a quilter, not a photographer for sure.
I used 1/4 yard cuts of the greens, oranges and yellows from Sweetwater's Sunkissed fabric line. I was so happy to find someone that had all the prints and I didn't have to spend a ton on shipping getting it from several places. I had purchased some Kona Maize for a different project that ended up not working, so I paired it with the Sunkissed. At first, like many of my quilts, I was unsure this was working. In the end, I love it.
I had seen an hourglass quilt with sashing at Modern Handcraft and loved it. She has a tutorial here if you are interested. I quilted it on both sides of the prints, just like she did. Giving it a diagonal quilting design. It was easy to do, the blocks are close enough together that you don't have to mark or tape anything. For the back I chose my favorite print from the Sunkissed line in yellow. The binding is the green stripe from the line as well.
It finished at 50x60. I'm kind of disappointed that I didn't add one more row to the bottom so it would have been longer. Next time I guess.
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  1. Very beautiful quilt. I love the "softness" of the colors.

  2. Beautiful quilt! I have always loved the simplicity of the hourglass block and your colors are wonderful!

  3. You did a fabulous job and you can't go wrong with Sunkissed lol:)

  4. I just love the colors in this quilt! It's so light and and happy!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  5. Nice quilt! I love those prints you used for the hourglasses. And the stripes are perfect for the binding :)

  6. Everything about this quilt is lovely! Delightful colours and your straight line quilting works very well :)

  7. What a pretty quilt! Love your choice of binding :-)

  8. What pretty soft colors, and a great design!

  9. It looks really lovely and the quilting compliments this patchwork perfectly!

  10. happened across this while browsing on Flickr! Sunkissed was one of the first lines of fabric I loved and didn't get!(when I was first discovering online fabric etc) This is just a darling quilt...have been mulling on an hourglass quilt for awhile now....this is really sweet!

    1. Thank you Sarah! I don't think I got email notification on your comment, sorry if I did not reply! I appreciate you stopping by :)


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