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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A Big Reveal

Hi Everyone,

For some time now I have been wanting to share the final results of my "watery" quilt.  I sent it off to the lovely, talented Mary at Quilt Hollow for her wonderful quilting.  She did an all-over, edge to edge pattern of seashells and starfish. 



If you remember, I began this quilt to use my collection of turquoise batiks that I began acquiring while living in Hawaii.  The pattern is Bali Breeze from Scrap-Basket Sensations by Kim Brackett.  I reversed it by having the lights as the stars and the turquoises as the background.  To me, it looks more "oceany" that way.  It began life the size in the pattern, lap size, but once my parents saw it, they decided it would look great in their guest room.  They have a twin bed there, but they wanted it to hang to the floor like a bedspread, so it "grew" to be nearly king-sized.


 
It is finally bound and washed and crinkled.  This is going to be a difficult quilt to give away, but on the other hand, we can't keep them all!  Plus, there are so many more to make!

Have a great day,
JoAnne

16 comments:

  1. Just Gorgeous and I just love the seashells & starfish quilting Mary did ! Perfect !

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  2. This is gorgeous, JoAnne! I love it! And yay for your parents making their wishes known! I love it when family is enthusiastic about our craft! It makes creating something for them so much more fun!

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  3. Wonderful colours, beautiful quilt and quilting. Mom and Dad are sure to be thrilled...but just in case they aren't, I can send you my address.

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  4. A great memory of Hawaii. Inspirational quilting too.

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  5. Didn't they get your last Schnibble too? It turned out beautifully and it's nice to have family that's appreciative of your efforts. It certainly has the feel you were going for.

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  6. How nice of your parents to decide how large you should make this quilt--and how nice of you to go along with it! : )
    It is a beauty. You and Mary work well together!

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  7. I just did a quilt from Kim's book.....yours was one of the contenders when picking!
    You did a great job and I love the fabric choice and the quilting looks awesome!
    Your parents will love it!
    Peggy

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  8. Beautiful quilt! Love the pattern, fabrics and of course Mary's quilting! You two make a great team :)

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  9. Beautiful--someone will be very lucky to be the recipient of this quilt

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  10. Beautiful is the only word to describe it.

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  11. Gorgeous colors and a perfect setting to bring to mind images of the ocean.

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  12. I'm sure they will love it--it looks like sunlight rippling on the water-beautiful!

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  13. Beautiful!! The colours are lovely, I'm not surprised it was snapped up by your parents! Congratulations on the finish!!

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