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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Storm at Sea

Last night I finished my little Storm at Sea miniature -- quilted, bound and labeled. :) It was a fun little project to do, and John Flynn's laser-cut kits are definitely very precise and easy to piece. This one ended up being 21" wide by 23.5" long after I'd added the borders; the center is 14" x 17.5". I quilted a combination of small feathers and some stylized "waves" into diagonal rows, then added some curlier waves in the outer border (click on the photo for a closer look). I really should have done more stabilizing quilting before beginning the free-motion work, as the areas between the quilting rows have a rather "topographical" effect. As I frequently do, I added some corded piping between the outer border and the binding; I like the extra bit of interest it adds.


  1. very very nice Sandy! It is on my to do list too!

  2. What a pretty finish! You are the only one able to see the problem in the quilting - looks great to me. I do try to stabilize my quilts before I begin to add the "extras".

  3. Hello - John, Kate and I have all looked at your quilt and love it! You are quite skilled and productive. Would you mind if I linked to your blog so more quilters can see and enjoy it? Does it have a name yet? Brooke

  4. Hello Brooke,

    I’m so flattered! Thanks so much for your very kind words. Of *course* I wouldn’t mind a link to my blog — I’d be honored. :) As for its name, I simply couldn’t think of anything, so I just called it Storm at Sea; very imaginative, right? ;)

    Thanks again!

  5. Love it! Great colors. And none of us can see the topographical interest you claim to have added. Just think of it as the waves on the sea--it's not a mistake. It's an artistic addition!
    Sandy of "Quilting...for the Rest of Us" (The other "Sandy with a y")

  6. I really like the color scheme in your quilt Sandy. Really came out nice!!


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