Sunday, July 7, 2013

SBS, Simply Retro and...

I am thrilled to show you one of my finishes for my Summer of Fun challenge.
I cut out the pieces over Memorial Day and started putting the rows together
last weekend. My goal was to finish Anchors Aweigh over the Independence Day weekend.
And I made it. The quilt is about 90" square.
I really enjoyed how this one went together... mosaic style.
I have a second kit... but I think I will save it for a future date.
As you can see
I still need to give it a pressing but this one will be ready to go to the LAQ
real soon!

I also worked on finishing my first quilt out of the
This is Swell.

Simply Retro book and I believe I am just under the wire
for getting it completed for the SR group hosted by Jana!

It was a fun and super fast quilt to make. I love
these easie peasie projects to fill in between the more labor intensive ones. 

I have already started on the next quilt in the book, which is Simply Retro.

I decided to use some Lori Holt fabric as my "1" color for the quilt.
The fabric is from my stash, so I am counting this one for
Scrap Basket Sunday. I had purchased this fabric
on-line and thought I was ordering 5 yards, you know how places sell in half yard units?
Well, this store was in full yard units... so I ended up purchasing 10 yards instead of the 5.
But really, it was a happy mistake.. I didn't know what I was going to do with it.
At first  it was meant for a backing and I was 
going to make a Swoon quilt with the coordinates.
So far though I have made an ironing board cover and now this project.
Swoon was made with a line of Carrie Nelson's instead. 

In the book, Camille's Simply Retro quilt is aqua with one red block thrown in.
I thought I would use my fabric here and maybe throw in a pink block
for the accent.
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19 friends stopped by to chat:

Corrie said...

Sinta - that anchor top is awesome! wow. love it. Good luck with your other quilts!

Anita said...

Love your finishes! Where did you get your Anchor kit? Love all your fabrics :)

Lesley said...

Sinta, your anchor quilt is stunning...wonderful choice of fabrics. Also love that quilt from Simply Retro...looks like a book I should purchase after seeing your projects here!

Jeanna said...

Congrats on the Anchor Sinta. I have the pattern but I'm not sure when I will get to it. So nice to see yours.

You are making great summer progress!

Happy summer :)
Jeanna @Slammin' the Screen Door

Kara said...

I want to know about your anchor quilt, too! You are amazing with all of the beautiful quilts you finish!

Kim said...

Wow! The anchor quilt looks great! I bet that would be an easy one to accidentally mix up the color placement on. It's going to be stunning when it's quilted.

Tammy said...

Love the anchor quilt. Great choices for fabrics. Every thing looks great.

krislovesfabric said...

Gorgeous anchor!

Lisa D. said...

Wow - your sewing machine must be smokin'! I love your anchor quilt!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Wow, I can't believe you got your anchor quilt done so fast! I feel like I've been working on mine forever! LOL It looks fantastic though, great job!

Stina Blomgren said...

Sinta....I love love your quilt from the retro book...gorgeous colours!!!! :0) have had fun catching up on your doings...lets say the last 20 posts or You are a busy girl!!!
Have a wonderful SUMMER!!!

Sue said...

You finished your Anchor quilt already ! Good for you , It is awesome ! Your Simply retro quilt is adorable ! WOW you will be done with your summer quilt list in no time at this rate

Mary said...

Wow - you've really been busy! Nice job on both of them. I'm amazed you got the anchor quilt finished so quickly.

Denise in PA said...

Your Anchors Aweigh looks great! I have one cut out all ready to piece! And love your Simply Retro quilts - I just got the book and can't wait to dive in !

Thelma said...

Sinta, wow, your sewing machine must be smoking! Great job on the Anchor Quilt. That thing is huge! Swell is really swell too! Great job Sinta!

Sherry said...

Your Anchor quilt is beautiful! I am planning to try sewing along with the Simply Retro group but have not picked up my book yet. I will get it tomorrow. I love the quilt.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Love that Anchors Away! It's awesome! If I were a boater or lived near water, I would want to make one.

Heather said...

Your Anchor quilt is awesome! I love that fabric so much, great job :) :)

Heather said...

Your Anchor quilt is awesome! I love that fabric so much, great job :) :)