Here's my block for this issue, it's called Summer's End. It's block #609 in the magazine. This time around I experimented with some soft flannels on a creamy cotton background. I really enjoyed working with the flannel fabrics. They handled beautifully. Because my block is a little dark, (like the end of Summer) I thought I would show how it would look in a few different colorways.
This is the Summer's End, Winter version! All cool, icy blues. The stems are a light brown, and the leaves have a frosted look to them. These are some stubborn flowers to still be blooming in the chilly weather.
This is the Summer's End, Spring version. All is bright and brand new, with pretty pink flowers and fresh greens. I used the snowflake background because it was an unusually cold Spring this year.
And this is the Autumn version of Summer's End. I kept the daisy type flower in the pinks because I wanted to show how it looks when bright colors pop against a dark background. I love this look in applique. Also, note the busy fabric I used for the stems. It really adds some pizazz to the block.
This is the Summer's End quilt I made using four of my blocks, This was a fun little quilt to sew. I love the sawtooth setting and the brightness the turquoise blocks add to the overall look. The different shades of orange have been speaking to me lately; it really gave me a sense of peace to use them in this quilt.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. And now for the giveaway!
I will be giving away one copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 7...
And one of my latest in the popular Basket Cats series of patterns, "Lady of the Lake Cat".
To enter, simply leave me a comment letting me know what season is your personal favorite. I'll draw a winner on May 4th. Good luck!
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Jennifer Schifano Thomas