Sea Glass #8…. and rest

The top is finished.

sea-glass-finished-topSeriously, this is the best photo I could get today! There’s a sharp breeze, the line’s the only place I can show it due to size, and the result is a flappy quilt top. Still, you get a more accurate idea of the colours than in any of the indoor photos shown so far.

Next stage is to piece the back (not a lot of work there), and then sandwich, quilt and bind. I’m not convinced it’ll be done by the end of the month, especially as we’re going on a trip, but it’ll be soon.

However, I’m taking a break from this quilt for a few days to do some secret sewing which I can’t show, so service will be briefly interrupted. I’ll find other things to blog about 🙂

Be back soon.

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38 thoughts on “Sea Glass #8…. and rest

  1. anne54 says:

    It looks sensational, Kate. The sea breeze is quite in keeping too. It makes it move around just as the ocean does.

  2. magpiesue says:

    So pretty! The natural daylight brightened up the colors and made the whole thing sing.

  3. Lovely. The middle pinwheel border, especially, adds some movement (besides the breeze!) And the outer border fabric holds its own with the help of the corner and middle blocks.

    • katechiconi says:

      I do favour a strong outer border to frame everything, whether it’s the colour or the pattern that achieves the effect. And you were right about needing the pieced sections to tie the last border in; plain fabric would have looked like an afterthought.

  4. pattisj says:

    Love the pretty colors and patterns in this, Kate!

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s been loads of fun to make; I haven’t over-thought any of the fabrics, just put things together, cut and sewed. I feel the spontaneity works well, and I love this particular colour combination, so it has been a pleasure.

  5. knitnkwilt says:

    A great result. I like the way the colors modulate from primarily purples to primarily tealish. and the checkerboard echo int he final border.

  6. The colors sparkle in the sun! Fabulous quilt!!!
    Hugs
    Esther

  7. tialys says:

    It’s beautiful Kate and those checkerboard squares in the border do indeed bring it all together – something I have taken note of for any future borders I might do. We have had very strong ‘breezes’ for two nights now – shutters banging, things flying about in the garden and old branches being snapped off trees so your quilt would have had even more ‘movement’ if you’d tried to photograph it in our garden. I’m not looking forward to walking the dogs this morning 😦

    • katechiconi says:

      I’m really pleased with the outer border, I must say. Not least because all the measurements worked out *exactly*!
      We’ve got a big fat monsoon front across the top of the country, and several tropical low cells in the Coral Sea, which are the ones to watch. But I’m not packing the emergency kit yet!

  8. claire93 says:

    really beautiful, Kate. Good luck with quilting something that big lol

  9. kathyreeves says:

    The top perfectly matches it’s name! All together beautiful. Your back must be feeling OK to take on quilting this in one piece!

  10. norma says:

    It’s beautiful

  11. Hanging it outdoors really shows its beauty. Wow!

  12. Colors are always better in natural light and a little fresh air does both you and the quilt top good. 🙂 It turned out wonderfully.

  13. Cecilia says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I love the color combination. Thanks for sharing.

  14. rutigt says:

    It´s soooooo beautiful! I love the way you used the basket blocks in the middle of the quilt! Who would have thought of that! It makes the quilt so special 🙂

  15. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    It is STU-NING !!!!! wow !! love the colours !!!

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