There is nothing like the recipient of a gift heading out of town to college to get the rockets firing and a quilt finished! This is a graduation quilt for a special friend moving to attend college in California. Sunnyside in yellows and grays reflects the sunny skies of California where she is headed and the gray skies of a winter in Bellingham, Washington.
This quilt pattern is named Sunnyside because it's a town near where I grew up, and the quilt is reminiscent of sunshine. It's most always sunny there and a pleasant enough place if one overlooks the incessant smell of the animal feed lots. Just sayin'! As I've often said, naming quilts designs is still a mystery to me, but this one came fairly easily.
The fabric is made from two curated FQ bundles from Fat Quarter Shop - Sunflower Spectrum and an Art Gallery gray bundle. I can't find the bundle on FQS right now. These bundles made it so easy to get a wide variety of fabrics, and I love that Art Gallery fabrics do not fray!! They have a lovely hand and are my favorite fabrics to work with.
The graduate is pursuing a degree in Engineering, so a math equation backing was the obvious choice for her. This fabric is Science Fair which comes in several colorways. Click here to check it out. And then perhaps the spiral quilting indicates waves at the beaches in both California and Washington. This patterns is FQ friendly and there is a strip left from each FQ that is perfect for binding, so the binding is pieced with every other strip gray and yellow in 21" lengths.
Pattern: Sunnyside, available right here.
Size: 56" x 72" Large Lap
Fabric: Art Gallery Sunflower Spectrum and an Art Gallery FQ bundle in gray. The whites are from a FQ bundle of Modern Background by Moda.
Batting: Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 cotton/poly
Backing: Science Fair in gray.
Quilting: Spirals in white thread on Gratitude, my Handiquilter Fusion with Prostitcher.
Printed Pattern Sale With FREE Shipping Available!
A number of my printed patterns are on sale! I'm clearing out the old covers to make room for the updated covers. Sunnyside is one of them! The inside of the quilt patterns are full of the same deliciousness, just with an older cover. The quantities are very limited - most of the patterns have ten or less left, and several have just a handful. So get them while you can because PRINTED patterns very rarely go on sale. :) Oh, and orders $35 and up receive FREE shipping! Shop right here!