Thursday, June 23, 2022

Here Comes The Sun Blog Hop And My Day

It's been a sizzling hot week of amazing projects for our "Here Comes The Sun" blog hop. I love all the enthusiasm and participation involved in the blog hops! It's just awesome to share the monthly blog hop planning/hosting with Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks and Joan at Moosestash Quilting. 

My project grew out of seeing Benartex's "Season of the Sun" fabric by David Galchutt. I love the bright colors and those sunny faces just made me smile!

60" x 60"

The sunny face is peeking out of the middle of the applique sun.

Our blog hop is just in time for the summer solstice. It is the moment in time when the Earth's tilt towards the Sun is at its maximum and the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky.

A summer solstice occurs twice a year, once in June in the Northern Hemisphere and once in December in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere the day of the summer solstice is the longest day of the year and occurs every year between June 20 and June 22.

Benartex fabrics used are from "Season of the Sun" and Superior Solids:

Superior Solids Black SKU#3000B-12

Prism Tonal Purple SKU# 13199-66

Spiral Shadows Yellow SKU# 13198-33

Spiral Shadows Red SKU# 13198-10

Sun Allover # 13192-12

Pebble Orange/Red SKU# 13201-38

Spiral Shadows Blue SKU# 13198-55

Spirals and Swirls SKU # 13197-12

Flow Stripe SKU# 13196-99 
Wave Texture Black SKU# 2966-12 (backing)

This print is gorgeous and was used in the outside border of the quilt!

These prints are so vibrant and perfect for the applique and piecing.

I love this print for the border!

Some fun flower, too!

The backing is Benartex's Wave Texture in black.

You can find "Here Comes The Sun" in my Etsy store HERE.

Check out the other "hot" projects!


  1. What an amazing and colorful quilt! It is really beautiful. The Summer solstice is also my granddaughter's birthday.

  2. Wow those fabrics are so gorgeous! No wonder your quilt is beautiful too. Just stunning.

  3. A striking quilt Carol. It is a beauty. Your fabrics sing a happy song this morning. Thanks

  4. WOW, Carol, this quilt just screams SUMMER!! I just love those awesome sunny faces. Putting one center stage was a perfect idea. That is a gorgeous piece of fabric. You’ve done a great job highlighting all those bright, pretty fabrics. The black background really sets off all the color. Happy summer to you!

  5. LOVE this quilt and those fabrics! They are perfect for summer and this hop. Gorgeous all the way around.

  6. Oh my gosh, that sunshine face fabric is stunning. As usual you put your spin, on the perfect way to use it too! Your designs are just over the top cool! Thanks for hosting and inspiring us all!

  7. WOWZERS, this is so beautiful. Thank you for the gentle push you give to be better. You rock my quilting world for sure.

  8. You rocked the photo shoot and you really rocked it with this hot quilt!! Using the face for the center was perfect:)

  9. Gorgeous quilt and absolutely gorgeous fabric. Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. Carol, this is a fabulous quilt! Love it!

  11. Great finish, the design and the fabrics are gorgeous. Thank you for another great blog hop.

  12. I love your quilt, Carol. I agree that the colors are fabulous and the designs are just right. You captured the sun so well. Thanks, too, for the fun hop; there were so many fun and inspiring projects. Just doing a project yourself for the hop is outstanding let alone doing all the organizing, too! You are exceptional.

  13. Awesome quilt, and I love the sun face fabric. Thanks for setting up and awesome hop.

  14. You have definitely captured summer in your gorgeous quilt.

  15. Just perfect for the blog hop and absolutely stunning! xx

  16. That quilt is stunning. Love it so much!!! Great job!!!

  17. This quilt is so awesome. I love the bold colours. And a wonderful pattern

  18. Wow! I love your quilt. The fabric is perfect, and the colors are amazing. Thank you for an excellent hop!

  19. Such fun fabric! I really love this quilt! I like the bursts coming out of the corners. Awesome!

  20. Just STUNNING! No other words. Thanks for hosting another fabulous hop!

  21. It's an absolutely beautiful quilt Carol.


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