Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Just Beachy fresh from the frame

It's done!!! I love Becky's quilt.  Becky from Becky's Quilt Obsession quilted this one.   This quilt has added so much sunshine to my long arm room you can't even imagine.  Ya, yesterday we got 5 inches of snow, but it didn't matter I was working on Just Beachy with dreams of the warm sunshine and sea breezes!  Details about this beauty - Pieced by Becky.  Each of the little swirly things has beautiful machine stitches, all different kinds of stain stitching, all different colors - amazing.  Batting is Hobbs wool, top thread is Superior Bottom line.  I used 3 different sand colors, light, medium and dark and also a dark blue.  Quilting just to push the background back out so those gorgeous swirls would be highlighted.  McTavishing to give some movement, like the water going back into the ocean.  On the border I  made a template that was the same as the sashing and quilted in the same way as the sashing, like a lazy river around the quilt.   Guess I'll put the shorts and tank top away until it's real beach season :)  Thanks Becky for letting me quilt this beauty.






Ah, and a new work in progress.  This little 1.5 x 2.5 patch will one day be a king size quilt.  Crazy huh?  This is the start of what I hope will be Judy Martins' Aegan Sea.  I saw this on Kathy's blog a couple of years ago and have never forgotten it. Take a look at how she quilted this beauty here.  My goodness amazing huh?  I just have to make one and this is as far as I've gotten, hey it's a start.

So enjoying my Spring break.  Carpets get cleaned tomorrow.  Guess I'll just have to quilt and stay out of the way :)  Oh and one other update.  Since I've made the move to Gmail (from Yahoo), moved both the google account and the blogger account, I have had one single bounced comment notice.  Now they may be bouncing and I just have no idea. But last Monday when I was commenting on blogs seemed like everyone bounced, or a good majority of them.  Now nothing.  Oh Google, what are you doing, let Yahoo play too, be together but different isn't that what your Android commercial says?   Not be different as long as it's not yahoo.....

19 comments:

  1. What a beauty, and you added to it's brightness for sure! Almost had to dig out my sunglasses!!

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  2. I love the quilting you did on this! Agean Sea is going to be spectacular.

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  3. Oh my. Once again you've done a fabulous job. You used Bottom Line? I assume because you didn't want the stitching to be as obvious? Little starts can lead to big things! Those two squares are lonely--make them some friends!

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  4. Droooooling over here!!! Big time!! Beautifully done, Sue! Your quilting choices are perfect for this quilt!

    And your new start. . .HURRY!! I can't wait to see what you do with all of the negative space :D What an awesome quilt!

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  5. Looks fantastic and a great name for a quilt!

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  6. I'm always totally amazed at your lovely quilting.

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  7. So cheerful! Your beautiful quilting makes me want to go play.

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  8. Great job. This quilt is a true beauty! I'm wondering about those beads around the swirlys - are they printed on the fabric or did you add them?

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  9. Great job. This quilt is a true beauty! I'm wondering about those beads around the swirlys - are they printed on the fabric or did you add them?

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    1. Those are "satin" stitching by machine with bright contrasting thread. Sue has made them stand out wonderfully. (I'm the piecer of this quilt).

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  10. Love looking the quilting on this one Sue!!! Do many wonderful details that highlight the Beachy Feel....glad you are enjoying your break! :)

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  11. Becky's beachy quilt is fabulous! Love all the swirly movement. Yes, it is something to think that humble little patch could grow so much. Looking forward to seeing your progress on the Aegan Sea quilt. Welcome to google. You are so right. It would be nice if those platforms could get along.

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  12. I'll try hard not to gush..this is an amazing quilt! The actual top is beautiful by itself, but you added just the finishing grace with your quilting. Stellar finish!

    Julie

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  13. Once again you have done an exceptional job on an already exceptional quilt. I think that if it were me I might not let her have it back. And as for Google, I used to have my blog pointed to Facebook but since Google took over it doesn't automatically go there anymore. It was a nice feature.

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  14. Looking forward to see your Aegean Sea quilt! It was so hard to give my client back her quilt as I loved it so much and it was fun to quilt!

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  15. That is breathtaking! It looks like you had to put tons and tons of work into it. What a treasure. Wow.

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  16. Oh wow. That quilt is just fabulous and fun.

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