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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.

7 comments:

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

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  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".

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  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

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  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!

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  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")

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

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