Monday, September 24, 2012

Auditioning Patterns III


The Seagulls Throw a Beach Party
65" H x 47" W
The Seagulls Throw a Beach Party is done! I will ship it this week to grace my grand niece's nursery. She was born September 12, 2012. She and her mom, my niece, are both doing well.

This was the quilt that I auditioned various patterns for the border. I was concerned that my decision to go with the scallop motif, emphasized by a surround of mini stippling would be far too time consuming. Leah Day encouraged me to go for it, stating that once the scallops were set the stippling would flow rapidly and smoothly. She was absolutely right. The big time consumer was stitching the scallops and removing the Solvy. Once the scallops were in place all that practice doing stippling made for smooth sailing.

Detail Showing the Border
from
The Seagulls Throw a Beach Party

10 comments:

  1. Nice finish! What a treasure for her!

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  2. So nice!! And what a 'fun' quilted treasure regardless of age! The quilting certainly adds a great finish. Hugs, D

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    1. I am a firm believer in my "baby" quilts growing with the child. My four grandchildren and one great niece are blessed to be part of a net work of family and friends who give them many receiving blankets, clothes and all the other accouterments both necessary and desired to launch them through the infancy and beyond. This gives me the freedom to make a special from Grammie to have for a life time and who knows, perhaps pass down to their own children.

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  3. That is so cool. Love the idea of the shells within the stippling.

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    1. There were several Leah assignments where I got to play with emphasizing a design element with stippling. It was just a tiny step to think scallop shells for the border.

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  4. This quilt is beautiful. I love the beachy fabric and the quilting looks great. May I ask what thread you used? I have two quilts in the works with lots of black, and I love the look you created.

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    1. Thank you, Pat. I've been using Superior threads for years. I am very partial to their King Tut variegated threads. I use their Bottom Line threads in my spool.

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  5. It's beautiful against the black. I like the sea shells.

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