Summer Lucky Finished

Lucky Quilt, Cluck Cluck Sew

Switching my calendar over from February to March is one of my favorite times of the year.  It could be because we have 4 birthdays to celebrate within 4 weeks…so basically all I eat the month of March is cake, and by April all I feel like eating is kale and carrot sticks. Or not.  

I want to get crackin’ on some new quilts and designs but before I do that, I’ve vowed to finish up some oldies hanging in my closet.  First up was this Summer Lucky quilt.  

Lucky Quilt

Lucky Quilt

I spray basted this one and free motion quilted it with my Juki.  The Juki quilts like a dreamboat.  I did a comparison a year ago between my Bernina 440 and the Juki…and even though the Bernina has the stitch regulator for quilting, I’d choose to quilt on the Juki any day.  

Free Motion Quilting

I machine bound it (tutorial here) with my go-to coral/pink Rose Bella Solid.   I just stuck this one in the washer….it’s going to be so beautiful crinkly and soft!

This quilt uses my Lucky pattern, but instead of using an all white background I cut the background from lots of low volume fabrics.  

44 Responses to Summer Lucky Finished

  1. Terry March 3, 2016 at 3:28 pm #

    Very beautiful quilt, you did a great job.

  2. Alyssa March 3, 2016 at 3:45 pm #

    Beautiful! Do you pre-wash all of the fabrics before putting your quilts together? I’ve never made a full bed-sized quilt and I’m trying to figure out logistics before I get involved with a big project.

    • Allison March 4, 2016 at 11:16 am #

      Hi Alyssa! Usually I don’t prewash any of the fabrics unless it’s a dark solid red or navy blue/black. I will pre-wash if I’m not sure where it came from or I don’t think it’s high quality, but not very often. If you’re worried about final shrinkage you can pre-wash your fabrics, backing, and even soak your batting…but I’d rather just make the quilt a tad bigger and account for shrinkage!

  3. mindingmomma March 3, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

    Really nice looking quilt. I love the color pops.

  4. Anja @ Anja Quilts March 3, 2016 at 5:49 pm #

    Mmmmm…cake! Enjoy all the March birthdays.

  5. Pam March 3, 2016 at 6:24 pm #

    Cake is good. Your quilt is adorable!

  6. sogalthoughts March 3, 2016 at 7:44 pm #

    Your March sounds like our February…and January…and December. By the time March is here I am ready to give up sugar for good! Love the quilt.

  7. Pauline Crameri March 3, 2016 at 10:28 pm #

    It’s lovely – and a great reminder to purchase some patterns too

  8. Susan March 3, 2016 at 11:40 pm #

    Such beautiful colours! And the simple design is very calming!

  9. Quibi March 4, 2016 at 1:33 am #

    What a lovely quilt! <3

  10. Julie March 4, 2016 at 2:27 am #

    Just beautiful!!!!!!!

  11. Cindy March 4, 2016 at 3:59 am #

    I love everything about this quilt!! The fabrics you chose and the way they pop against the light background- beautiful! I think it adds more interest with the different background fabrics instead of an all around solid fabric- very nice!!

  12. Colleen March 4, 2016 at 4:40 am #

    beautiful finish, you just have a way with pattern and colour ! I hope you are feeling better in your last trimester – eat some cake for meeeeeee

    • Allison March 4, 2016 at 11:17 am #

      Thank you Colleen! Besides feeling HUGE already I’m feeling pretty good! Just getting anxious for May to hurry up and get here! 😉

  13. Kim March 4, 2016 at 6:07 am #

    Oh, that came out beautiful! Happy colors!

  14. Esther March 4, 2016 at 6:35 am #

    I love the subtle not-quite-whites in the background. And what happy colors! I’m in the northeast and need some happy colors this time of year!

  15. Laura March 4, 2016 at 7:36 am #

    Love the quilt! I free-motion quilt on my Bernina 550 and don’t find the stitch regulator to be all that helpful.

  16. Cindy March 4, 2016 at 9:55 am #

    I love that you used low-volume prints for the background! Looks amazing! Great idea! What batting did you use? Thanks 🙂

    • Allison March 4, 2016 at 11:17 am #

      I used Warm and White batting…I buy a big queen size roll from Joanns when they are 50% off and have free shipping and it usually lasts me a year or more!

  17. Jamie March 4, 2016 at 10:18 am #

    Such a pretty finish! Your quilts rock!

  18. Glenis Ebbett March 4, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

    This is so lovely, I have yet to try quilting a big quilt you have done so well. I have been following you on instagram.
    Lovely

  19. Pam M March 4, 2016 at 1:29 pm #

    Really like this quilt. I have some small squares similar to these made from my scrap box – was planning on simply putting them all together, but it so happens that I have a low volume leftover stash needing using up too – Kismet! Thank you – your work is always inspirational (and your book “Growing Up Modern” is my go-to book for kids quilts).

    • Allison March 4, 2016 at 8:24 pm #

      Thank you Pam! And yes this is a great way to use up those blocks…or set on the on point!

  20. dispack March 4, 2016 at 3:06 pm #

    Great quilt, Allison, I love it.
    My dad passed away 🙁 …who your grandpa knows, you might let him know, or maybe he would have read it in the paper—Merrill Evans.

    • Allison March 4, 2016 at 8:25 pm #

      Oh I’m so sorry I hadn’t heard! I hope all was well and peaceful…and that you are doing OK. Sending you my thoughts and prayers!

  21. Judy Blinkenberg March 4, 2016 at 3:26 pm #

    It’s a beautiful quilt! It reminds me of another pattern of yours. Love your bright colors!! Congrats on your birthdays. I wish them fun!

    • Allison March 4, 2016 at 8:26 pm #

      Thanks Judy! It is a very packed month of birthdays but it’s also nice to get them all done and it sure is fun!

  22. Christine March 4, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

    How did I miss this? its adorable, I just bought the pattern. Love the low volumes fabrics. (I bet if you designed a low volume line it would be SUPER CUTE and I would need to have it 😉

    • Allison March 4, 2016 at 8:27 pm #

      Oooh good idea Christine…I think I should do that too. 😉 Happy quilting!!!

  23. Tawnie March 4, 2016 at 6:41 pm #

    Wonderful quilt and colors! Love the soft background too.

  24. Pat S March 5, 2016 at 7:56 am #

    What a happy, pretty quilt.

  25. Lea March 5, 2016 at 9:28 am #

    I love this quilt! Summer Lucky fits the quilt perfectly, it looks like summer. Love the colors and fabrics you used.

  26. Monica Curry March 5, 2016 at 5:12 pm #

    what a beautiful quilt. Love your fabric choices.

  27. Pamela March 5, 2016 at 8:23 pm #

    So cute! I love it!

  28. Linda@Roscoe's Ma March 6, 2016 at 5:46 am #

    So behind on my blog reading and so happy to see this post. The quilt is lovely! Your fabric collections are amazing too, Hope all is well with you. I’ll eat a cream stick for you…actually I don’t like them. But I always think of you when I see them!

  29. Lara B. March 8, 2016 at 12:23 pm #

    This quilt looks so great and so crisp and summery Allison! It’s perfectly named! I really love the interesting background texture you achieved with the low volume fabrics!
    We’re getting ready for our March birthday / surprise engagement party this weekend (my daughter) Hope you have a wonderful March full of happy celebrations!

  30. Janelle Again ... ;D March 10, 2016 at 5:24 am #

    If I weren’t already, I’d marry this quilt. It is absolutely stunning!

  31. Liz in Houston March 11, 2016 at 5:53 am #

    I absolutely love your quilt! It is so inviting and fresh. The quilting makes it cuddly.

  32. Cindy Burleson March 11, 2016 at 11:32 am #

    Love the fabrics you used in this quilt. Are these from your fabric line?

  33. Tracie March 31, 2016 at 2:07 pm #

    I adore your Summer Lucky quilt 😍

  34. Sam April 17, 2016 at 1:04 pm #

    Just beautiful! I love your quilting. Just wondered what batting/wadding do you use and recommend? Also which model Juki? Thanks so much 😄💐

  35. Sam April 17, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

    Just read the other comments and see you use Warm& White, does it shrink much? I’m wanting to make my first big quilt and debating which batting/wadding to use. Thanks so much 😄

    • Allison April 17, 2016 at 9:33 pm #

      It doesn’t shrink too much, but if you’re worried about shrinkage I would definitely soak it before hand, then dry it on low normally in the dryer. Also the Juki you asked about is the 2010Q.

      Have a great week! -Allison

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