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Summer Vacation Quilts

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  • Total submissions: 15
  • Total countries: 3
  • Total provinces: 0
  • Total states: 9

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Bare Feet Bare Feet
By: Karen Martin,
Minnesota, USA

Living in Northern Minnesota, I love the too few days of the year when I can run around without heavy socks and boots–that is truely a summer vacation to me! I made this quilt for a guild challenge: “June Is…”. It was also the theme of our quilt show earlier this summer.

Quilt size: width: 14.5" height: 15.5"

Bathing Beauties or is that Booties? Bathing Beauties or is that Booties?
By: Linda,
Oklahoma, USA

Our guild had a block exchange using the same “body”. We dressed her as we liked. So much fun! It was really a fun summer project!

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 50"

Batiki Man Shrunk My Head Batiki Man Shrunk My Head
By: Christi Steiner,
Oklahoma, USA

On our 25th wedding anniversary we took our first cruise to Mexico. I designed this challenge quilt after the Mayan influences and colorful flowers and foliage there. Lots of paper piecing and embellishments of glitter and eyelash ribbon. The hair is set in seams not much applique.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 30"

Flamingo Nights Flamingo Nights
By: Terri Nice,
Maryland, USA

This was my first original design applique quilt. The happy couple is all dressed up for a night of dancing under the tropical sky. The stars are twinkling, the palm trees are rustling and the music is floating on the warm breeze. The perfect way to end another day in paradise!!!

Quilt size: width: 41" height: 53"

Gone Fishing Gone Fishing
By: Judee Koda,
California, USA

My husband’s idea of a summer vacation is a fishing trip. My idea is to be able to sew to my heart’s content. While he was on one of his trips, I pulled together these fabrics and created a small wallhanging. The background looked to me like under water so the fish are in their usual environment.

Quilt size: width: 17" height: 21"

Iris Have It! Iris Have It!
By: Becky Ray,
Tennessee, USA

What I did on my Summer Vacation…I finished a quilt! Iris are some of the most interesting summer flowers. Their color variations and unusual shapes make a beautiful quilt. A Margaret Sullivan pattern, enlarged and pieced using Ruth McDowell’s techniques.

Quilt size: width: 52" height: 60"

Ladybugs and flowers Ladybugs and flowers
By: Abyquilt,
Norway

For me summervacation is sun, ladybugs and flowers. This is a quilt which I made for a new born little princess and she got it just a few days ago. A summergirl have to have a summer quilt.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"

Let's Go Fly a Kite - Frolic in the Beginning - Quilted Wall Art Let’s Go Fly a Kite – Frolic in the Beginning – Quilted Wall Art
By: KimsCraftyApple,
Wisconsin, USA

A quilted patchwork kite is the perfect decoration for any child or babies room and screams SUMMER to me. This kite is made out of Frolic In the Beginning Fabric. The tail is made by weaving three strips of fabric together. I added fabric tail ties on with sparkly yarn to add that final touch.

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 22.5"

Summer Beach Balls Summer Beach Balls
By: Mary on Lake Pulaski,
Minnesota, USA

Summer Beach Balls quilt made using the Swanky line by Moda just screams summer vacation at the lake.

Quilt size: width: 62" height: 74"

Summer Parfait. Summer Parfait.
By: quiltmomoffive,
Minnesota, USA

Normally we’re on the road with our 5 kids in our motorhome over the 4th of July. This year we stayed home. I decided I needed a fun summer quilt to use for a tablecloth. I dug through my Moda cupboard and came up with Summer Fun. I used the Fig Tree Jelly Parfait pattern. Meet Summer Parfait!

Quilt size: width: 67" height: 92"

Summer Roses Summer Roses
By: Linda Jean,
Montana, USA

Summer Roses is a square machine-pieced and quilted wall hanging. Fabrics are Barefoot Roses from Tanya Whelan’s designs. I designed and quilted this little Mini Quilt especially for my BR. My intent is to make more and hang as a grouping on one wall, rather like one does photos sometimes.

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 16"

Sunshine Sunshine
By: Hilda,
Australia

This quilt was completed over a hot Australian summer holidays. The many “suns” in it remind me of the heat!

Quilt size: width: 58" height: 58"

The Secret Swamp: Late Summer The Secret Swamp: Late Summer
By: Wendy L Starn,
Louisiana, USA

A mysterious place in the Louisiana swamp. Fallen leaves line the pond where dragonflies flit from fern to fern.

Quilt size: width: 17" height: 22"

Turtles at Hanauma Bay, Hawaii Turtles at Hanauma Bay, Hawaii
By: Turtles at Hanauma Bay, hawaii,
California, USA

While in Hawaii, we enjoyed snorkeling and looking at the beautiful water and turtles swimming. This is a depiction of the wonderful time

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 60"

Watermelon Watermelon
By: Cathy McMann,
New Jersey, USA

The colors in this quilt remind me of a slice of watermelon, hence the name. I made it to hang on a wall of my kitchen, where I display a selection of wall hanging size quilts that rotate seasonally.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 50"


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This post was published on July 30th, 2010. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

4 Responses to “Summer Vacation Quilts”

  1. janet says:

    Oh! So many from which to choose this time and such a variety of styles. Looking forward to reading guest blogger next. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

  2. Chris says:

    You are all very talented really. Keep sewing. I can see ice cream cones and beach balls everywhere.

  3. Susan Lozano says:

    I vote for Flamingo Nights.

  4. Del Ria says:

    wow these are all great!
    I vote for Bare Feet though!! Beautiful , Karen!

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