Wednesday, April 28, 2010

More Sunny Days

When Lori and Rae Ann were here for the quilt retreat last week, we all worked on our Sunny Days quilt.
We didn't even plan it that way. This was one of those moments when it becomes a little "psychic".
I started my Sunny Days up at Rae Ann's cabin. She informed me she had just bought the same pattern. Meanwhile Lori was having the same experience without talking to either me or Rae Ann.
Do you think we must have been ESP-ing each other without really realizing it?
We all showed up at my house and pulled out Sunny Days.
Strange. Same wave length. Kindred spirits?

I have been having the most wonderful time pulling fabrics for this quilt.
Every sun turns out bright and cheery.

This is the original pattern by Joyce Weeks.

I only have a few more blocks to go.


Doesn't this sun almost look on fire?

On the top of the picture you can see Lori's blocks on my design wall. She is using a red polka dot fabric as the background.
Lori also suggested making 25 blocks (instead of the 30 on the pattern) to make the quilt more square. I like her idea and will follow her lead.

Lori loves gingham and uses it in many of her quilts. This block mixes up the size of the checks. Another great idea.
I sure wish we lived closer. I'd be following her around, notepad in hand.

24 comments:

call me crazy said...

Oh I love them! That pattern is on my to-do list too! :-)

Penny said...

I am absolutely in love with that pattern! Great color choices - thanks for the photos.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

I guess you can say you girls all have good taste and friends do think alike. Love this quilt pattern.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Kindred spirits is right and talent too!! Beautiful, what fun to pick different fabrics for the quilt! I just love it!

Quilt Monkey said...

I just love this block. I'm glad you posted about it because I saw a peek of it on Nanette's blog when she posted about your retreat and I was really curious about where it came from. Just beautiful! Are you going use the same setting as the pattern?

Merete said...

Ohhh, I love it! I sure would like to try that some time.

Rae Ann said...

Love, Love, Love your Sunny Days blocks! You are really going to town on them and I can't wait to see your quilt finished!
I need to get going on mine but it might not be until our next retreat!
Hugs!

Carrie said...

What a fun quilt! It made me smile just to look at the fun fabrics in it.

Material Mary said...

I'm loving your Sunny Days. Love the polka dot background on Lori's quilt. Love polka dots!! I think I must do this too.
Mary

Micki said...

I love the stars...gorgeous fabrics!
Micki

Lori Holt said...

nedra...
you are really going to town on the sunny days quilt.
how many more do you have to go?
lori

Kim Walus said...

Another AWESOME quilt that I need to find time to make. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lurline said...

I just love it, Nedra - is it really easy to do? Could look kind of beautiful for my Dancing Dollies Quilt!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Jackie said...

I love it!! Can't wait to see it all finished. Really fun that you had the same pattern. It will be neat to see them finished together.

Carol said...

LOVE your Sunny Days!

Janet said...

That'a a pattern that makes up for a gorgeous quilt. I must remember the different size ghinghams, the effect is terrific. You all have great taste I might add.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh I love that last block. She's so full of ideas. I haven't thought of mixing up scale in the same color like that. Subtle but effective. This is a great quilt. Joyce is a friend. She's wonderful. Love this. Love my gals.

Diane said...

These are the happiest blocks I ever did see!

Joyce said...

Thank you so much for sharing your quilt! I absolutely love it! So glad you are enjoying my pattern.. it is nice to have such wonderful quilters interested in Sunny Days!It is snowing today so Sunny Days should be around the corner!

Cathy said...

I agree, kindred spirits you are! Beautiful blocks here Nedra, I don't think I've seen this one before, looks like a fun one to make up too. xo

Darlene said...

I missed this post! Look at all those "sunny" blocks they are delightful. What a sweet quilt this is going to be.

I love all the blocks everyone else has done, as well.

marigold said...

I love this quilt!! Do you happen to know where the pattern can be purchased? I looked at Fatquartershop but it is not there. I really would love to buy this for myself to make!!
Thanks!!

Stephanie said...

Really like this pattern and you picked the perfect Happy fabrics.

dj said...

It it beautiful, Nedra.