Celebrate Summer!

Bluebirds in Spring Wall Hanging Pattern

Summer is upon us, finally! Birds are singing, trees are leafing out, picnics are planned. One way we quilters celebrate the seasons is with quilts.

Quilt designer Judy Caysinger looks forward to the bluebirds nesting in her yard so much that she created a wall quilt from a photo she took of them last summer.  This pattern called, appropriately enough, Bluebirds in Spring. This easy, fusible web appliqué can bring lifelike bluebirds to your home wherever you live. She used mostly batiks, with Fairy Frost fabric for the dogwood blossoms.

Make summer placemats
A simple way to freshen your home décor for summer, or any season, is to make up some placemats in seasonal prints. Quiltwoman.com has many placemats to choose from.

Round Table Placemats

Round Table Placemats

 

Judy has a pattern for wedge-shaped placemats that fit any round table.

Pick-a-Posey Placemat Pattern

Or frame your favorite floral pattern into a placemat in her Pick-a-Posey Placemat that fits any table shape. The pattern has an added bonus of being an AccuQuilt GO! compatible pattern.  It uses the 2″ Strip, 2 1/2″ Strip and 6 1/2″ Square dies.

Patches & Rags Placemat and Table Runner Pattern

Love to make rag quilts? She has a rag placemat and table runner pattern that is so easy to make and no binding needed.

Batik Fruit Checkerboard Pattern

Batik Strawberries and Oranges Pattern

Summer also means fresh fruit and veggies. Have you seen Barb Sackel’s Batik Fruit Baskets? They’ll make your mouth water!

Just about any quilt can be made in seasonal fabrics so freshen your décor by rotating quilts, placemats, or table runners. Be prepared for that rainy day and have fabric and patterns on hand. Remember – many Quiltwoman.com patterns can be downloaded instantly, how convenient is that!

Enjoy your summer!

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