Sunshine, daisies, butter mellow,
Turn this very blue quilt YELLOW!
|Summer Sunshine (AKA Winter Blues designed by Bonnie Hunter)--84" x 94"|
|Winter Blues designed by Bonnie Hunter |
Click the photo above to buy the pattern from Bonnie's store.
When I first saw this pattern, I somehow KNEW that I had to make it in yellows. Yellow isn't my favorite color (that would be red), but it seemed just right for this.
|Yellow, yellow, yellow!|
My version is less scrappy than Bonnie's--I used a white-on-white swiss dot, a white-on-yellow polka dot, and a pale yellow sunshine print for the alternate blocks, and I went scrappy for the 16-patches. The border is made of scrappy string blocks (my favorite!).
My friend, Leah, did the quilting for me (Thanks so much, Leah!).
|Leah took this photo that shows the quilting pattern.|
|Summer Sunshine (border and binding detail)|
|Summer Sunshine (detail)|
I chose a sunny yellow gingham for the back and a narrow yellow stripe for the binding of this very bright quilt.
As is usual for Bonnie Hunter's writing, this was a clear and strightforward pattern that went together smoothly. It was nice to work on this cheerful quilt during the dark winter days (and the rainy spring ones!).
Happy Quilting! 😎