Friday, April 25, 2014

Finished Ocean Waves Mini Quilt

I think that this quilt had been a WIP for almost 8 (yes, 8!) years. It was high time that it got finished!

This quilt is (sort of) from the book Say It With Quilts and was intended to be a bed sized quilt. But alas, there was an error in the pattern and all my triangles were cut half the size that they were supposed to be! So after a lot of trial and error and seam ripping, this mini quilt was born.

I randomly pieced all of the triangle units together, and there are something like 20 different colors of fabric -- and this was done far, far before the age of pre-cuts!

My mom was lovely enough to machine quilt some simple loops and swirls in black thread on it for me and to machine bind it to perfection! I'm planning to use it as a table topper on our patio.

Quilt Stats:
Pattern: Ocean Waves, based on pattern in Say It With Quilts
Fabrics: mishmash of solids from the almighty scrap bin
Quilting: loops and swirls in black by Lori K.
Size: 27 inches square.

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  1. Nice. All those colors add such movement to it keeping the eyes busy.

  2. This is awesome! Wow. And it must feel so good to cross off this WIP. It's so colorful and cheery--it'll look great as a table topper. :)

  3. Wow. That is a gajillion little triangles. You should be proud of yourself. It looks absolutely amazing :-)
    E xx

  4. I thought you said that you quilted to remain sane? This is a beautiful finish. I admire your millions of triangles. I don't think my sanity would make it through.

  5. I love triangle quilts, and this one is a treasure! Just love the colors and the design!

  6. I love it! I had never seen this design.

  7. Totally looks current! That's what I love about fabric the last 10 years or so, it just stays current - really fun and great quilt!

  8. I agree! It looks very up-to-date. Congratulations on such a cute finish.

  9. I love it, right up my alley of inspiration despite not being able to get the book-I love it
    and I dont usually go for black in a quilt, but this is really neat
    thank you for sharing, aka

  10. That is really beautiful. Like Jewels ;-)

  11. What a great finish! Feels good to get an old WIP checked off the list. It will be a pretty tabletopper for summer!

  12. Wow Alison - this is so pretty! You go finishing up UFOs! :)


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