Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sea Glass





This is one of my favorite quilts that I finished this year.  The color in the picture really isn't good.  It  isn't as pink as it looks in the picture. 

I made it for my sister and brother in law who live on the gulf coast of Florida.  They wanted a simple quilt in ocean colors to hang on the wall in their guest room.  When they saw it, they immediately decided it was too beautiful to go into the guest room and should go in a more conspicuous spot.  I used a pattern from an old Sewing Savy magazine and collected fabrics for several years before finally putting it all together.  A professional quilter did an awesome job of quilting it in a pattern that looks like water.  Click the picture to see a close up and you can see the totally appropriate quilting.

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29 comments:

  1. Nice quilt - beautiful colors. It is nice to have your work appreciated so much, isn't it.

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  2. How beautiful! I like how the colors really capture the changing colors of the ocean.

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  3. Absolutely beautiful.. I agree with your sister and BIL it should be displayed where there is a lot of traffic......

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  4. Whether it looks like this photo or not this pic reminds of the sun setting over the ocean. Nice job!

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  5. What a great design! I love your fabric choicesyou sister and Brother-in-law must be thrilled!

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  6. What a fantastic quilt. Love the colors and the pattern. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I love your Sea Glass Quilt. Beautiful. Great design & colors.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  8. It's beautiful. Love the color palate. Great pattern. My kind of quilt.

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  9. I really like the quilting on this one, as well as the colors!

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  10. Wow, that is really stunning.

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  11. Great name. I think you captured the ocean beautifully.

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  12. This quilt brings back lots of memories, picking up bits of glass whenever we went to the beach. Beautiful!

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  13. Very pretty, I really like the colors in this.

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  14. It's beautiful! I love the colors!

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  15. Beautiful! It reall does look like sea glass!

    Jennifer :)

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  16. That must have been fun, living on the desert and making an ocean quilt. I love it. The colors remind me of the ocean in Cancun and the quilting is just perfect for it.

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  17. Beautiful colors and quilting!

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  18. What a peaceful quilt, you definitely captured the ocean feel.
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  19. this is stunning...i love the colors

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  20. love this--like the narrow sashing between the pieces, the colors look great to me. the quilting is a nice compliment to the piece.

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  21. That is truly a beautiful quilt!! I love the sea glass colors - makes me want to go to the beach!!

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  22. Love your color choices. Yep, I can definitely see Florida Coast in that one. :-)

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  23. I like this!, yes, reminds me of sea glass!
    thanks for sharing
    Beth in Dallas

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  24. Gorgeous quilt. Love the name as it certainly does make me think of sea glass.

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  25. Beautiful modern style - made more so with your choice of colors - love it!

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  26. Sea glass - that's just what it reminded me of when I first saw it - or a Modrian painting.
    Congrats and thanks for sharing!

    I am now a follower. Look forward to reading what you're up to.

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  27. It's a wonderful quilt and the colors are very soothing! Nice job!

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