Sunday, June 9, 2013

Seaglass Quilt

Hey there! I have a quilt to show you today. I started this one last week after seeing Alissa's (didn't get the memo) quilt . I just fell in love with it! Well I had seen the technique in one of Gwen Marston's Book (Liberated Quiltmaking) as well as Quilting Modern. I am sure it is in a hundred other books as well, but I had filed it away in the back of my mind as a someday quilt. But after seeing Alissa's wonderful top and looking at my favorite stack of Hand dyed Ombres's I just started cutting and all the sudden the center was finished. This goes super fast if you are chain piecing. I have a tutorial planned for the triangle boarder I made.

Here I am quilting away.

I pretty much love how this quilt turned out. I quilted it to look like wind or waves. Those little aqua and teal triangles are maybe sail boats? My youngest son thought they looked like tree tops that had been flooded by a tsunami.

I used a verigated silver cotton thread to quilt this piece. I love the name of the thread "Desert Wind" doesn't that evoke a story all by itself?

Here is the little fushia triangle...doing it's own happy thing. The rest of the triangles are from only 2 pieces of fabric - a teal and an aqua ombre. I love the different tones that are in hand dyes and to me it looks very much like water color paint.

I think the boarder quilting looks like seaweed.

The back is pieced...I like it too.

Here is my old Liberated Quiltmaking by Gwen Marston. I love this book. It is beat up and dog-eared and written in.

And this is one of her illustrations about how to make these blocks. I love how simple she makes everything.

Right now I am not sure what I am going to do with this quilt. It is a good size throw (70 inches square). I may put it in my shop and see if anyone wants it.


  1. Do you wash the fabric before piecing?

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  2. What a beautiful quilt. I really love it. It is adorable. Oh! This made me wish I have even half of your talent in quilting.


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