Hello Friends, I have been terribly behind on posting about my magazine quilts this year. One of the reasons is that I have been really pressed for time… it always takes a bit of time for me to style my quilts for my very un-professional photo shoot sessions. My photography skills are very minimal, and I often rely on the outdoors to be the backdrop of my quilts. Anyway, the weather was finally warm enough for us to venture outdoors a couple of weekends ago.
I am happy to share with you my Sunny Delight quilt that was featured in Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting January/February 2015 issue. Click here to purchase quilt kit that will save you time in gathering your fabrics.
This quilt has LOTS of pieces. I have to say I actually enjoyed piecing the quilt top. Maybe my love for piecing has grown over time without me even realizing it.
Sunny Delight uses fabrics from a sweet, bright and cherry fabric line, LuvBugs by Benartex.
I used quite a bit of white to break up the prints used in the quilt top. And that means, lots of quilting opportunities. I meant for the quilting to reflect a feeling of informal and fun.
You may recall I had shared with you two free-to-use designs featuring the same fabric line.
Lovey Buggy (Click on name to download pattern instructions)
Sweet Hearts (Click on quilt name to download pattern instructions)
And with that, I shall bid you good bye for now. Thank you for visiting, and I shall catch up with you tomorrow.
My 2015 Line-up
American Patchwork & Quilting 2015 Calendar: Get Happy
American Patchwork & Quilting 2015 Calendar: Migration
Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2015): Sunny Delight
Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2015): Family Dinner
Fons & Porter’s Scrap Quilts (Spring 2015): Stars are Brightly Shining
Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts (Summer 2015): All In Knots (Cover Quilt)
McCall’s Quilting (March/April 2015): Making Valentines
Quilter’s World (Spring 2015): Zigs and Zags
Quilts and More (Spring 2015): Exclamation Point
January: A Red Letter Day using Seeing Red (Benartex)
January: Star Struck using Caryl’s Feathers (Benartex)
February: Happy Home House Quilt (Quilting Treasures)
February: Happy Home Runner (Quilting Treasures)
February: Happy Home Throw Quilt (Quilting Treasures)
February: Farmville using Green Farms (Benartex)
February: Zoey’s Flowerbed using Zoey (Benartex)
March: Camp Cozy Quilt (Quilting Treasures)
March: Pretty Little Houses using Tango (Benartex)
March: Ariel (Quilting Treasures)
March: Flutter B’s using Butterfly Effect (Benartex)
April: Baby Bunny using Bunny Hop (Benartex)
April: Yuki (Hoffman Fabrics)
April: Shimmering Constellations using Gold Standard (Benartex)
April: Bonjour (Quilting Treasures)
That is a gorgeous quilt
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Wow, Wendy, this quilt is amazing. The fabric is pretty crazy. Really wild.
You just put it all together and it looks happy
Beautiful! You get better and better all the time, I don’t know how you do it. Keep on quilting and sharing your beautiful work with us. We are so lucky to benefit from your work.
What a beautiful quilt!
You aren’t the only person with NWA roots in that issue. Linda Pumphrey( her quilt is on the cover) is local & her Mom lives in Bella Vista. Her quilt was machine quilted by Karen Kielmeyer another Bella Vista resident.
Oh my, the quilt is gorgeous. I would never have guessed that it was created with the LuvBugs by Benartex collection of fabrics. You continue to amaze with your wonderful creativity. Thanks for sharing and for inspiring.
This is very nice Wendy! So glad you are having some good outdoor weather!
A fresh pretty quilt. Looks like nice outdoor fun!
Lovely free quilting as always. I am going to try and teach some friends free form this afternoon. Talk about the blind leading the blind!!!
By the way, your daughter wears some gorgeous dresses!
Bought the magazine, saw your quilt, said “YAY, ANOTHER WENDY QUILT’!!! I love the quilting. I always look forward to YOUR pictures of a quilt….you post great “detail” pictures. It’s such a thrill when I see another of your quilts in a magazine—I’m such a quilt geek (aka Wendy Sheppard fan!!!)
What a cute kite! I think your photographs are always nice. Love the cheerful, fun quilting in this one!
I think your quilt photos are great.
It looks great and I like the way the white breaks up the busyness.