Friday, July 12, 2019

City Slicker in Zuma

Here is my first finish of the summer and it has a very summery feel!   I pieced this City Slicker quilt top back in February at a local quilt retreat and the fabric is Tula Pink's Zuma collection.  I used a jelly roll and a white on white print background that looks like tiny shells to go with the Zuma's ocean theme.

I used the Ripples Pantograph for the quilting design to keep with the aquatic theme.

I used white So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

My new flower garden around our deck is slowly starting to show its colours.  Its been an experiment with this being the first year of planting.  There are a few annuals I won't plant again and some shrubs that will need to be moved to a shadier location.  I have been enjoying watching the humming birds at our feeder, had three visit at one time!


  1. Beautiful version of your pattern. Your yard is really looking great. It must have been a bit of a challenge going from a shady enviroment with the cooling effects of the lake to full, hot sun. I love how the colours in the quilt and the flowerbed are similar.

  2. Lovely colours together, and to start a new garden from nothing is what we did down here too.Yours looks lovely, the petunias? Snap dragons? and alyssum maybe, the edging is great, we have wooden half rounds, that come in a huge roll, and are set into the dirt.

  3. So good! This quilt is summer done right!

  4. I'm loving your quilt. I have a 24 pc fat quarter bundle of the Zuma fabric line and I wasn't sure what pattern would best show off the fabric.