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Monday, July 8, 2013

You Are My Sunshine Quilt-May Arts Design Team Round 2

Hi there :)  I am so excited to be sharing this fun little baby quilt or wall hanging with you today using some the the very best ribbons on the market.  I love May Arts ribbons!!!! LOVE them :)  One of the things I really love the most about May Arts ribbons is how the ribbons perfectly coordinate between the different collections.  I don't have to worry that the yellows are going to match or not, LOVE that :)

 For my project I wanted to create something bright and cheerful to hang on a nursery wall.  I had this quilt in my head for a couple months and I am overjoyed with how it turned out.  I also wanted a lot of texture, with the sun I took a 1/4 yard of yellow polka dots and gathered the ends as much as I could leaving the center long.  Doing this gave me some extra fabric to scrunch up in the middle where I randomly tied it down with some 1/8" ribbons.  Before I sewed the sunshine down I place my ribbon rays underneath and sewed everything down together.  I pinned the rays down and did the sewing and the quilting at the same time.
For the letters I used some HeatNBond from ThermOWeb and did a nice blanket stitch around the letters.  I also used some basting spray from ThermOWeb to hold my quilt sandwich together so I didn't have to use so many pins.  To finish off my quilt I used some 2 1/2" grosgrain as the binding, I love how the binding almost looks like a soft pillowy cloud :)

Here is a closeup of the sunshine, I am just loving all the texture.
May Arts Ribbons used:
424-18-27 solid diag/ stripes
351-01 2 1/2" grosgrain solid
382-15-27 chevron/twill stripes
AH27 mesh
I hope you have enjoyed my project today and I am keeping my fingers crossed that it is enough to keep me on the team for another year:)  I have enjoyed every single moment being on this team :)


  1. This looks ah-mazing! So creative and unique!
    What a fabulous baby gift this would be :)
    Good luck to you, girl!

  2. Oh the quilt is such a happy little thing. Love the colors and ribbon. Great that they all coordinate no matter the style. Nice.

  3. A beautiful burst of sunshine for a nursery wall!!

  4. I'm totally jealous of anyone who can quilt! This is so darned cute, Jenifer! GOOD LUCK!