Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Summer Cool Off

Is it time for a cooling post for the summer heat?  So many people have been experiencing heat and humidity this month.  During the summer, Gosia has a Hello Sunshine Challenge.  She chooses the wonderful summer colors and the challenge is to create a project using them.  Pulling fabrics from my stash, this is my cool off.




Be sure to check out the challenge.



The pattern is a Fig Tree, Mini Pops.  It was the selected pattern for Sherri and Michele's Minis and More journey a few months ago.  I loved the pattern, but never found the time to make it.  This month's project is a free choice mini and I went back to the Mini Pops.  I love the way it turned out and it makes such a great summer table runner.

Have you ever wondered how much change you collect over a year?  I have enjoyed reading how much people have managed to gather over the last few years and decided to play along this year.  Perhaps I will have a fun shopping spree at my favorite LQS next July.  One year.....I wonder how much I will have collected from my ever heavy bag, laundry, etc.  You can join in at Val's Quilting Studio.



Linking up with Finished or Not Fridays.

26 comments:

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

Wow !!! I am not good in this kind of quilting and I am delighted yours. It is wonderful, Mary.
Wish you good luck in the contest :)

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I feel cooler just looking at that runner. Cute, cute, cute!

Ramona said...

Such a cute runner! And so summery. It will be interesting to see how much change you accumulate in a year. My parents used to change their change and that was the vacation fund.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Sooooooo cute! Love your colours

Quilting Babcia said...

Ice cream bars, what a perfectly cool idea! I love your table runner! The grandkids would love having their own placemats of this pattern.

andsewon said...

Sweet pops! Look like sherbet bars! Yes indeed it is very hot and humid here in our part of southern Virginia!!

Karyn said...

I just love your mini pops quilt, it's so fun, and the colors are really yummy! What a great idea...it has been so here in So Cal, and with the ash from the Sand fire it's been a good week to stay inside and sew.
Stay cool and safe, Mary
Hugs

QuiltShopGal said...

Super yummy table runner. Total #CreativeGoodness. I hope it brings a cool breeze into your home.

QuiltShopGal
www.quiltshopgal.com

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

So cute and lovely colours, and the quilting is gorgeous! That is a great finish, Mary!

Stay safe and cool!

-Soma

barbara woods said...

Love your cool table runner

Createology said...

Very "cool" ice cream bars table runner. I feel cooler just looking at your creation. Summer Sunshine Bliss...

Lara B. said...

Mary, your popsicle table runner is the cutest thing ever! It would make any get together feel like a celebration!
My hubby is the change collector in our house and he would feel very deprived if I started too. LOL

barcord said...

Mary, That table runner is just lovely. I would love to be able to fmq like that, but haven't taken the time to practice. That is one of my resolutions. Maybe I will get my act together soon. We do collect the pocket change in our house. There are a few tin boxes around with varying amounts in them. My box is a pottery treat box with a slot but no opening to empty it. I started in Januar0

barcord said...

Mary, That table runner is just lovely. I would love to be able to fmq like that, but haven't taken the time to practice. That is one of my resolutions. Maybe I will get my act together soon. We do collect the pocket change in our house. There are a few tin boxes around with varying amounts in them. My box is a pottery treat box with a slot but no opening to empty it. I started in Januar0

barcord said...

Amber (cat) decided to jump on the keyboard and post my comment while purring in my face. I think she wants out. Better go and obey the lady of the house.

Mdm Samm said...

How cool is this? pretty cool if I say so myself...well done Mary

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute table runner.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Cute! Now I want some type of frozen dessert.

Wacky Woman said...

Really, really nice Mary!

sunny said...

Love your mini pops! I feel cool and refreshed just looking at them.

KaHolly said...

It's delightful! And I agree with others that the quilting is perfect. Good luck in the challenge! With loonies and toniest, collecting change in Canada could be a big payoff at the end of a year!

KimM said...

This is adorable.
xxx

Stephanie said...

I keep popsicles in my freezer for my mailman and paper boy. Your popsicle runner is sweet!

OPQuilt said...

Okay, I am totally in love with that runner of popsicles! I have one more swap to do this year and it's a summery table runner swap with a fellow quilter. Of course, I will be emulating you with that wonderful creation. Thank you for saving my brain for having to think up the project. It's wonderful!

I went over to Gosia's blog and had a look around. So fun to get the heads' up from you!

creativity amongst chaos said...

The perfect quilt for a cool off Mary. What a fun display it makes.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Hello Needled Mom! Have you decided your spurge? I hope so! Mark you calendar as we count, post and link our piggy bank savings on July 6th!!! :) :)