Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Olive Quilt.

Last summer I bought some fabric and a pattern designed to feature mainly one focus fabric.  The name of the pattern just never stuck because I kept calling it 'The Olive Quilt'.

It is a Villa Rosa Designs pattern called Sundance.  It's one of those post card patterns seen in quilt stores.  I'm sure I would have looked right past it but the shop owner suggested it when she asked what I was going to do with the two yards of fabric I 'just had to have'.

From the back view you can see why I dubbed it: The Olive Quilt.  It uses two yards of a focus fabric with these olive looking blocks inserted. 

The fabric waited around my sewing room for months until one day when I just walked in, planning to work on something else, and had to pick it up and make a quilt.  It is a one day project that, given my hectic and unfocused schedule, took me two months. 

I love Woodie cars and the whole beach-y theme so this fabric had to come home with me.

It doesn't really show, but I used a hibiscus flower panto which was one of the reasons it took so long to finish.  I had to order the pattern then was shipped the wrong one so had to wait some more.

Another reason it took two months to finish was because I needed to shop for backing.  I found this fabric at the same shop....vintage camp post cards.  I had to insert a piece of blue water-like fabric but it all goes together pretty well. 

I have another finish to show next time.  All the puttering and not finishing makes it look like I've suddenly become very busy in my sewing room.  In reality, it is just that I am finally managing to focus on one project at a time until it is done.



  1. Glad you're finding a bit more time for your quilting, Pam! Your newest finish is so cute--makes me think of the Beach Boys and endless summer days :)