Wednesday, March 15, 2023

A Sea of Blue

This Ocean Waves is the second 'blue' quilt that I had quilted last fall. It was one of those forever projects but now that it's close to being finished I can't wait to get it on a bed.

It's all hand stitched so it took me ages to finish the flimsy. My niece Julia was convinced that it would never be a quilt ­čśĆ.

I found a receipt for the yellow strawberry fabric showing that it was purchased in 2001, so that's a hint as to how long it's been kicking around.  Check out the price - three metres for $27! Now you pay almost that for one metre.

I'm not sure why I waited so long to get it quilted because it has been together for some time, occupying a spot on the back of the chair outside the sewing room. When I gave it a good pressing before sending it off to Roberta I noticed that there was a seam that needed a little tending to, but other than that it was ready to go.

Picking a panto for this one was a little tricky because I wanted something that would work with all of those small HSTs and I love the one that I found. There's lots of texture without overtaking the pattern; I'll show you more of it once I have it bound.

There are several blue bindings kicking around so I'm going to start with one and if I run out I will add a second. It's so scrappy that a scrappy border will work just fine....M


Kyle said...

Hurray! Your lovely quilt is almost finished. I like the quilt design you chose. It's light and airy like the colors and fabrics.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on moving that older ufo to the finish line!!! It’s almost “vintage”!!!! Beautiful quilt! Gail at the Cozy Quilter

Jenny said...

Sometimes things just take a while to finish. Gorgeous fabric indeed, we pay about $30 plus a metre for patchwork fabric ffom p/work shop here in New Zealand.