Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sea Glass on Sand

Sea Glass on Sand is finished!

Sea Glass on Sand

I had so much fun working on this little project, mainly because it was one of those "just because" things. I found those little triangles ("shards") and simply needed to make something with them. I stitched them onto the corners of 4½" squares of Kaufman Essex Linen in Natural and Kona Bone, then flipped them over and trimmed. Memories of Leanne's beautiful Atmosphere were floating in my head while I made it - thank you for the inspiration, Leanne!

Sea Glass on Sand detail

I asked for advice on the binding here, and the overwhelming response was Aqua. Thank you for your help! I tried out bits of every colour and found that every option except the mottled print blended in with the quilt at some point around the perimeter - the Aqua against the Aqua triangles, the Bone against the Bone squares, etc.

Sea Glass on Sand facing

In the end, though, as you can see, I went with a no-show facing/binding. I used this tutorial. The method is super easy and gives really good results, I think.

The quilting is meant to look like water waves, so I used my trusty Aurifil 40 wt in a lovely Aqua colour (#5006) and quilted those organic wavy lines using my walking foot. I did mark the diagonals first so that I could keep on a relatively straight path across the quilt.

Sea Glass on Sand back

The quilt measures about 32" square, and I plan to hang it over our bed. (Here in the earthquake zone, you don't ever hang anything heavy over your bed, but a wallhanging is just fine).


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I'm really pleased with this finish, so pleased in fact that I plan to enter it in the QuiltCon quilt show - why not, right?

It feels like it's been a while since I've had a finish, so I'm linking up all over the interwebs: {Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations, Manic Monday at Sew Happy Geek, Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story and TGIFF/OctoberQuest hosted by Echinops and Aster.

Be sure to come back soon - I've got a giveaway for you in the next couple of days.

30 comments:

  1. It's beautiful. I may need to make one for myself!

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  2. Beautiful, felicity! It's such a soothing quilt, and it will make a perfect wall hanging for your bedroom...after QuiltCon for sure!

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  3. It looks great! I hope QuiltCon accepts it!!

    Also, thanks for the link to the binding tutorial...I did mine a bit different last time, and I like how the corners turn out better this time!

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  4. It looks great and love the binding that you chose.

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  5. What a darling quilt!I'm working on a little quilt using left over triangle bits too. Have a great week ; )

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  6. I love this quilt, it is just wonderful! The quilting reminds me of those little riverlets of water you see on the beach as a tide pool runs back into the ocean. And your approach to the binding works really well. It is nice to have been inspiring, I sure like this quilt.

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  7. This is gorgeous, Felicity! The quilting is what really sucked me in. Love the organic lines...

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  8. The colors are fantastic. Nicely done.

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  9. This is brilliant! The background is perfect, and the quilting works beautifully.

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  10. That's stunning, really beautiful. I love how the lighter squares are dotted around the darker ones, and the quilting holds it together perfectly. Lovely!

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  11. Oh, Felicity, I love the quilting!! Absolutely perfect for this quilt :)

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  12. I love this quilt! My favorite color combination at the moment! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I think your quilting is just right for the design too! Great finish!

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  14. Beautiful!! I've never seen a facing/binding like that! Very cool! I just looked through the other blog for other ideas too. I may have to try one! This quilt will remind you of a sunny beach as winter approaches..

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  15. Well done Felicity!! That will be a gorgeous wall-hanging and I think the finishing was a great decision. I'm sorry that I'll miss this at show and tell tonight - I'm rather under the weather :(

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  16. I love this quilt, congrats on the finish, it looks wonderful. Good call on the thread color for the quilting too!

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  17. I love this! I haven't seen a quilt without binding before, so I'll check that out. Thanks for the link.

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  18. Oh Felicity, it's fantastic! Love everything about this quilt!

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  19. Absolutely beautiful! You must be so happy with this one. The quilting is just perfect, and great choice on the binding!

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  20. Just gorgeous! Love the end result.

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  21. It's beautiful! Love the quilting!

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  22. this is such a cute quilt! And your quilting is fabulous!!

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  23. So pretty! Sea glass is a great inspiration!

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  24. this is a very pretty finish :)

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  25. Oh..wow...I love it! The wavy lined quilting is so simple yet so effective!

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  26. Gorgeous! The sea glass triangles are wonderful, and I also love the visual texture of the linen and the elegant simplicity of the quilting lines. Great job!

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  27. This is so pretty! I love the little pieces of blue and the wavy lines!

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  28. I love sea glass!

    And I'm so glad that you found my tutorial a useful resource :-)

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