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Summer Explosion

Summer is just flying by, and right now on the prairies, the colors are in full force! Fields are blossoming, the sky is vibrant and my sewing and fabric pulls reflect this!

So, when I had the opportunity to sew a Classic and Vintage Quilt from the Fat Quarter Shop, I jumped at the chance! This Wood Lily Block pattern caught my eye - and I just knew it would be a fun sew, easy assembly and dramatic result!!!

I chose to sew with (5) colors from my dear friend, Bev McCullough's new Basic fabric line called Dainty Daisy for Riley Blake Designs. It is the sweetest little basic and perfect for letting the quilt pattern shine, while giving a touch of whimsy. The colors I chose to use are Jazzberry, Peony, Lipstick, Pumpkin and Honey. The background is a simple Riley White Confetti Cotton.

The Wood Lily Block Pattern is traditionally pieced with my favorite stitch and flip, HST assembly method. The block is a large size and finishes at 24 1/2" x 24 1/2". Great news if you want a fast and quick piecing project.

There are a number of HSTs left over after the cut offs from this project, so I am saving mine for a "raining day" and will be able to make a fun matching HST pillow! YAY!

Of course, I couldn't resist adding a summer dress to my Piggy Doll in the matching Dainty Daisy fabrics! I used the Spring Fling Dress pattern as a base and then cut 2 1/2" strips of fabric for the Ombre skirt!

Each layer in the skirt progressively gets longer, so I made sure I cut the first layer at 21" length and the last layer at WOF (42"). Then divided the middle (2) layers in between.

Using a basting stitch I gathered the tops of each layer, pinned and sewed them to the following layer. Continuing with the finishing instructions in the pattern, we have this beautiful Ombre Skirt on the Spring Fling Dress.

If you would like to make the Wood Lily Quilt, watch for the Fat Quarter Shop Blog Post and free pattern coming soon. The Fat Quarter Shop will also have their own version of the Wood Lily pattern in a Quilt Kit HERE.