A blog about my life and quilts especially! This plaid quilt was made by me...pattern by Evelyn Sloppy in her Strings book!!
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
It was a squeaker!!
A celebration is in order!! I finished the "Ocean" quilt top!! I already had the sashing cut, in the 1.5 inch box, so that is what I used. The border is just muslin, but it reminds me of the beach...and I did not have to go buy any new fabric. So there!! I am using up stash, and feel quite smug about that, LOL!
The photo just does not show the vibrancy of the colors inside...
This quilt needs to live in a beach house somewhere!! I think there are a zillion little 2.5 inch wide strings, and some as narrow as an eighth of an inch...each one sewn to the next, rather mindlessly, as I listened to music or the TV.
I have saved this particular color of strings, (read hoarded them) for years. I just love this color, or the feeling that this color imparts...the color of the ocean for me. In my memory, this is what the ocean looked like...a million different colors. Not quite blue, and not quite green, and some sea foam mixed in there too.
Above is all I have left...very little variety...it was a squeaker to get the blocks all made and still maintain some variety in the blocks.
I may be reckless and throw this handful away!!! Perish the thought!!!