Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Making progress on the Ocean quilt!

 Here is where  I am on the "Ocean quilt".  All those little pieces, some as small as 1/4 inch, sewn together one by one...Loving it!!
Closer...


The sashing is some that I had had cut out for a long time, so nothing new there, and I am using up stash.  Win/win!!


Have you ever seen the ocean?? I have only seen it a small handful of times. When I was a little girl, I longed to see it...and when at last I got to see the ocean, I thought it would be a flat blue...but no!!  It is hundreds of colors, from deepest indigo, to aqua, to foamy light colors.  I stared and loved it as long as my parents would allow, on that long ago trip.  When I see this quilt, it just reminds me of those colors I loved so long again, in my beloved ocean.


Now this is not what this quilt began as...I just love the color dusty aqua...but somehow greens, blues and brights all crept into this particularly loved basket of saved and cherished strings.  The combination is so calming to me, and I love it!!


This is based on a scrap quilt by Audrey, at Quilty Folk!!  Thank you dear Audrey!


Never saw a string I didn't like, LOL!!!


Have a great day,


Julie

15 comments:

audrey said...

Neither have I! And I adore your version. Makes me want to make another one.:)

KaHolly said...

Ooh, Julie! I live on the ocean and I've got to tell you, you've nailed it! Beautiful! Actually, it blows me away!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Looks great Julie!

Yanicka said...

I love it....make me want to do another ocean inspired quilt.....the first one was a mermaid quilt and I like the feel of it

Rebecca in AK said...

I am loving your ocean quilt. The sashing looks like strips of sand.

Janet O. said...

Such a wonderful scrap creation. I have seen the ocean from California, Oregon, Washington, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vancouver, B.C. I think you have captured the feel of sunlight glistening off of moving water. Nice job!

Karen said...

The colors used in your ocean quilt reminds me of the Caribbean water.

Shasta Matova said...

I love looking at the ocean, and I've only seen one a few times in my life, so this is a great reminder of the calm but exhilarating feel of the sunlight sparkling on waves of water.

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Julie,
it is so pretty, love the colors.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Tired Teacher said...

Very nice! The sand sashing is perfect. Well done.

Lori said...

It is coming along really nicely!

Gypsy Quilter said...

What great colors in a scrappy quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Quilter Kathy said...

It's gorgeous! I love the ocean too!

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

It is so soothing. Excellent assortment of related colors.

Yanicka said...

http://yanickahachez.blogspot.ca/2015/08/mermaid-wall-hanging-done-ok-pretty.html
My mermaid quilt :)