Look, the sun is out!  We’ve been soaking it up.  In between laying out slip n’ slides and trips to the beach I’ve managed a teensy tiny bit of sewing.

Last year I made a few little quilts tops to be donated…and then they’ve sat waiting to be finished.  I looked at them this week and realized I better get them done so someone can love them.  They are finished super simple…but better done than fancy right?


The pattern is Suburbs…modified to be a large crib size. I did super simple quilting around the seams, then bound it using the quilt back with this method (so fast!).


I won’t even tell you how many pots of hot water I had to add to the pool before they’d get in…my kids are cold water wimps!  ;)

28 Responses to Summer-ish

  1. Auntie Pami June 7, 2014 at 11:59 pm #

    What a great view you have! It's been in the 100's here. 70's sounds like sweater weather. Your quilts came out sweet.

  2. Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore June 8, 2014 at 12:30 am #

    I hope you don't mind me asking, but where do you live? The view is fantastic. Is it your home or are you on holiday? The kids look happy in the pool. Love the quilt too.

  3. Carla June 8, 2014 at 3:00 am #

    LOOK at that view! So fabulous. Your quilt will be much appreciated

  4. Susie June 8, 2014 at 3:03 am #

    Lovely quilt and sensational view!!

  5. Susie June 8, 2014 at 3:03 am #

    Lovely quilt and sensational view!!

  6. Sheila June 8, 2014 at 3:04 am #

    What a beautiful view. I agree with the kids. Warm water is better than cold : )
    LOVE your house block quilt.

  7. margaret June 8, 2014 at 5:05 am #

    I do like how there are gaps in the rows of little houses, lovely quilt and the tutorial I had forgotten about so good to be reminded how to do the binding that way. Kids look to be enjoying their warm water!

  8. allison June 8, 2014 at 5:21 am #

    It's my parents view! They live in Poulsbo just a few miles from us. But I'm at their house enough I might as well move in. ;)

  9. Lynne Shandley June 8, 2014 at 6:21 am #

    That is some view! And you can see Seattle! Love the grin on the "baby's" face :-)

  10. KaHolly June 8, 2014 at 11:13 am #

    You sure live in a pretty area!! Wish the summer sun would shine on us!! Sweet pic of the kids. I don't like cold water, either!

  11. Farbenformerin Angela June 8, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

    Your quilt looks beautiful. I love theese houses. I just found out you wrote a book with a house pattern in it. Gotta have it. Lucky me I can order it over here.
    Lots of Greetings from germany.

  12. Cindy June 8, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

    Sounds like you're having a wonderful summer! Love the view also and your kids are just too sweet!:) Your quilt is adorable!

  13. mANdarien June 8, 2014 at 2:19 pm #

    Great quilt ! And such a fantastic view !

  14. kathy-o June 8, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    cute, cute quilt – someone will feel the love in that one! Your kiddos are darling! Love the scenery!

  15. Dondi Murdock June 8, 2014 at 4:47 pm #

    I just downloaded this Suburbs pattern because I fell in instant love. Thank you for sharing all your great creativity!!!

  16. Anna June 8, 2014 at 7:26 pm #

    Que bonita!!! Me encanta!!!

  17. Mª Alba June 8, 2014 at 7:56 pm #

    Un cobrellit molt bonic
    Petons !!!!

  18. Georgiana June 8, 2014 at 7:59 pm #

    That quilt is gorgeous!

  19. Helen L June 9, 2014 at 2:13 am #

    I just love that pattern in every fabric that I've ever seen it in! I need to sew a few little houses myself!! :-) and so fun to see your little swimming beauties!! And I don't blame them for not wanting to get into cold water: I wouldn't get into it either unless it was 90 degrees out!! Have a great week!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

  20. A Quilter's Mission June 9, 2014 at 6:35 am #

    What a cute quilt! Love all the great colors.

  21. Sandra Walker June 9, 2014 at 12:50 pm #

    Aw, such an adorable quilt, and WHAT a setting!! I had that exact same pool for my girls when they were that age…20 years ago, egad!!

    I wanted to let you know that I finished the Off Track quilt top using Angela Walters' fabric! Here is a link:
    What a great pattern, with very clear instructions!! I'll let you know once it's quilted!

  22. Ellen June 9, 2014 at 6:18 pm #

    I love that pattern–made it for my daughter as a housewarming present. Thanks for sharing the view.

  23. Allison Sews June 10, 2014 at 10:51 pm #

    And now that you've got that pool warm…. did you see this blog post to keep the warm water in there bug-free?

  24. Pinnylea Creations June 11, 2014 at 11:18 am #

    Gorgeous quilt and view – I'm with the kids I wouldn't get in without warm water either LOL

  25. ✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ June 13, 2014 at 1:51 am #

    Oh sweet! I add the hot water for my kids too:)

  26. Beth June 13, 2014 at 6:06 am #

    Love love the house blocks and the great fabrics you used.
    Isn't pool time great? I remember carrying buckets of hot water to add to the pool too.

  27. Firsttimemumma June 16, 2014 at 11:12 am #

    What a great quilt and an awesome view from that kids pool :)

  28. Wilfing Mum July 6, 2014 at 8:24 am #

    Love your quilt pattern. I recognise your fabrics – Moda Oink-a-doodle-doo. I recently made a little quilt for our newst family member using a charm pack of this fabric – it's so bright & happy!

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