Lonestar Solstice

One of my favorite patterns to teach is “Summer Solstice” by Judy Niemeyer.  Several techniques are used to make this fabulous quilt and I call it a weekend quilt – once you know the techniques – you can make it in a weekend.  I have made 4 of these quilts myself.

A couple of weeks ago I was the guest speaker for the Baytown Area Quilt Guild.

I always enjoy when guild members bring their “Judy” quilts for show and tell on the night I am there.  We had 3 Judy quilts, 2 of them were Summer Solstice.  A fellow Certified Instructor had taught this class at Painted Pony in 2013 and these were 2 of the quilts finished in that class.  (Please forgive the photography on these, during show and share the quilts are moving targets!)

Kathy's Summer Solstice - quilted by Cindy Gravely.

Kathy’s Gail’s Summer Solstice – quilted by Cindy Gravely.

Kathy's Summer Solstice - quilting by Cindy Gravely

Kathy’s Gail’s Summer Solstice – quilting by Cindy Gravely

Janie's Summer Solstice - quilting by ME aka HollyDee Quilts

Janie’s Summer Solstice – quilting by ME aka HollyDee Quilts

The 2 quilts side by side!

The 2 quilts side by side!

I also recently volunteered to make a sample for Quiltworx aka Judy Niemeyer Quilting for fall market here in Houston starting next week.  The pattern – Summer Solstice – the fabrics the new “Reclaimed West” line designed by Judy and Judel Niemeyer and distributed by Timeless Treasures.   If you will be at Market stop by the Checkers booth to see it in person!  Many more samples for this fabric line will be in the Timeless Treasures booth!

My Summer Solstice made with fabrics designed by Judy and Judel Niemeyer "Reclaimed West" distributed by Timeless Treasures

My Summer Solstice made with fabrics designed by Judy and Judel Niemeyer “Reclaimed West” distributed by Timeless Treasures

Here also are a few other quilts from the guilds “Show and Share”

I love the quilting on this simple quilt

I love the quilting on this simple quilt

Close up of the quilting

Close up of the quilting

What a fun quilting - I LOVE the colors!  Fabulous motion happening here too!

What a fun quilting – I LOVE the colors! Fabulous motion happening here too!

One of my favorite Judy Niemeyer patterns - "Raindrops"

One of my favorite Judy Niemeyer patterns – “Raindrops”

Aren't these sailboats great!  This quilt was made by Liz and quilted by Kim Norton

Aren’t these sailboats great! This quilt was made by Liz and quilted by Kim Norton

This was my last stop for the year – I will hit 2015 running starting with The Kingwood Quilt Guild, Kingwood, TX.  January 8 evening lecture.  Workshop January 9 & 10.

To see when I might be in your area look here!

Til next time!

Dee

 

 

About hollydeequilts

I am a wife, mom, grandma and quilter. I also enjoy gardening and dabble in genealogy. And I love Pinterest!
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2 Responses to Lonestar Solstice

  1. Kathy says:

    Hi Denise, Thank you for showing the two Summer Solstice quilts. One was Janie’s and one belongs to Gail. I was helping Gail show the quilts since Janie was out of town. Thanks Kathy

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