Thursday, August 14, 2008

Summer's Last Hurrah


I need a dose of color today. How about you? What do these colors make you think of?


They remind me of Kool-Aid and drippy popsicles on a hot summer day... beach toys and water balloon fights... and, of course, the last bright blooms of the season... summer's last hurrah!


The colorful hourglass blocks (1" finished) are made from Milly Churbuck's Country House Cottons and the backing fabric is a batik in Italian ice colors. The inner border and binding fabric may be an early Kaffe Fassett woven stripe/plaid.

Tutti Fruiti Hourglass
17" x 22" 
© Diane Burdin, 2003

13 comments:

  1. beautiful!
    I used to see those fabrics every year in Lancaster and I never bought her fabric, boy am I ever sorry .
    Here colors were always so pretty whether they were bright like these or muted....just beautiful.
    Love this little quilt, would make me smile every time I past it.
    Kathie

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  2. Kool-Aid and drippy Popsicles - ever kids summer dream *s*

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  3. what glorious colours! The vivid blue sets them off beautifully - yes I can definitely see drippy ice blocks ( I love the adjective drippy btw) but also the sails of the small boats and windsurfers that dot Byron Bay in summer - the water is truly that blue! Makes me long for summer!

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  4. Oh WWWOW I totally love this. How cute. How inspiring. How happy.

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  5. bright and happy - what a fun quilt.

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  6. I LOVE it!!! The next thing I'm going to do after this comment is google Milly Churbuck's Country House Cottons. I just love bright clear colors...reminds me of Kool-Aid...and memories of visiting my great-grandmother's two sisters who lived across a field from each other through the woods from my great-grandmother. Dare and Aunt Eula were the Queens of Kool-Aid always fussing over how the other's was much better than what they made...and Maude my g-gm was Queen of sweet tea.

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  7. That sure is a day brightener!

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  8. wow, so tiny, so pretty...love the binding!

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  9. This is gorgeous! I love the inner border and binding too.

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  10. Thank you for the bit of summer...we haven't seen much of it this year!

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  11. Oh, my! This is GORGEOUS!!!

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  12. Hi Diane, I wanted to pop over and see where you work your magic *VBS* and thank you for such a nice compliment on the Orphan Train blog.
    Your summers last hurrah quilt is just beautiful. It boggles my mind that the blocks finish at 1".
    Love the cowboy quilt also! It's a fabulous quilt! Hope to see more of you and your lovely quilts, Hugs, Finn

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  13. I love your little quilt! I'm so amazed that those hourglasses finish at 1 inch and look so perfect.

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