Sarah Jane Sommer quilt


I’ve been doing a lot of behind the scenes sewing over the past month and I’m excited to finally get to start sharing some of it. This quilt was made for Quilt Market (which took place last week in Houston) using Sarah Jane’s brand new collection for Michael Miller fabrics, Sommer.

sarah jane sommer fabric close up

This is Sarah Jane’s first collection in a couple of years. The inspiration for this collection is Scandinavian summer. It’s so sunny and cheerful!  Like all of her other collections, there are so many sweet details – this time lots of rabbits, tulips, and swans! There is also a large-scale watercolor gingham in cotton as well as double gauze swaddle cloth.

Sommer Sarah Jane fabrics

Love the water-color look of many of the prints in this collection. Using all of these light prints reminds me of sewing with vintage sheets. Visit Sarah Jane’s instagram account to see more pictures of Sommer in use as well as pictures from Quilt Market. There will be more to share over the coming months. Sommer will ship to stores in January.

sarah jane sommer quilt

I used all the light prints for the palette of this quilt. There are some gorgeous saturated colors in the collection as well, including navy, blues, and the perfect green. You can see more of the prints here. I made this quilt using the half-square triangle Broken Dishes quilt tutorial. It’s become my favorite go-to pattern for simply playing with fun fabrics because it looks good every time! To top it all off, the all-over floral quilting was done by Sew Shabby Quilting.

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    November 2, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Very pretty!

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    November 3, 2015 at 10:13 am

    What a pretty quilt. So light and feminine. It will brighten any room, especially in the coming winter!!

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    Karen Seitz
    November 3, 2015 at 10:23 am

    So pretty! I always love the Sarah Jane prints, and I love how you showcase them.

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    tisha @ quiltytherapy
    November 3, 2015 at 10:42 am

    These prints do look like vintage sheets. I also like having go to patterns to play with new fabric.

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    November 3, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    This is a nice collection. I LOVE the print you used for the backing. Soooo very sweet.

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    November 3, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    What a happy, light-filled quilt to head into winter 🙂 Great design, great fabric!

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    Sarah Jane's Sommer Fabric and Quilt Pattern - Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog
    February 6, 2016 at 4:54 am

    […] One the left is a quilt I made with the subtle, light prints in the collection. I shared that one here, made with the Broken Dishes tutorial.   […]

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