Way back at the beginning of this summer, I made two mini quilts inspired by the adorable bees from the new Briar Rose fabrics.
Since we loved the summery colors of the bee fabric, we (my middle daughter and I) also used prints that remind us of fun summer activities. Well, the horses would be more of a "wish" than an actual activity - but reading outside, gardening, and bike riding are reminiscent.
I surrounded each center print in the low volume fabrics I have been using a lot lately and then used essex linen to surround the squares.
To finish it, I added some pink hand-quilting with a bit of embroidery and then used one of my favorite prints from Briar Rose for the binding.
Both quilts (along with my tutorial) are in this summer's Fat Quarterly issue that was published last week (that is why I waited two months after finishing the quilts to post about them - if you were wondering.) Find it here.
Find Briar Rose at:
Fat Quarter Shop
Sew Fresh Fabrics