Friday, May 20, 2011

Turquoise Ocean - Bloggers' Quilt Festival

Turquoise Ocean

This quilt was my first bed size quilt - twin bed size, but still, it is bed size. It is a lovely design by Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle and I used the version published in Better Homes and Garden Quilts and More magazine, Spring 2010. I have since bought a book, Quilts Made Modern by Kerr and Ringle. They are amazing designers and I hope to make more of their designs in the future.

Turquoise Ocean

I had just started quilting in March 2010 and on one of my first trips to the quilt fabric store, all I wanted to buy was the aqua fabric. Now, I had no intention of buying aqua fabric and I had no real idea of what I would do with it, but it reminded me of the ocean. Then I saw the Kerr and Ringle pattern, called Flower Show, which was so simple yet so lovely and it sort of reminded me of waves and whitecaps - sort of a stretch but there you go.

Turquoise Ocean

I did an all over stipple on this quilt. It was my second time free motion quilting effort and I am really happy with it. After washing it was soft and bumpy. It has now been washed several times and just gets better after each washing.

I used the leftover strips on the back.

Turquoise Ocean - back

I took these photographs yesterday morning just before I left my cottage which is on an island in the Pacific Ocean. My youngest son used this quilt until I made him his own, now it is living near the ocean, where it belongs.

I am linking this to the Bloggers' Quilt Festival which is hosted at Amy's Creative Side. This festival is one of my favourite things in the internet quilting world and I plan to spend the next couple of weeks visiting all the quilts posted there. I hope you will too.

Amy's Creative Side

Best,

Leanne

20 comments:

diane said...

this is so pretty.

Kathryn said...

Your quilt is so beautiful! I feel calm just looking at it!

stitchinpenny said...

Great quilt in colors I adore. Marvelous. This is an amazing quilt and it is so fitting of a seaside quilt.

Andrea Pisano said...

beautiful colors. the quilt is very delicate. Congratulations

Debbie said...

Lovely quilt! I have made two "FunQuilts" - great patterns!

Marg said...

It's such a pretty quilt, beautiful colours.

Sheila said...

this is a pretty quilt, beautiful colours - I just can't believe you have only been quilting for just over a year and jumped straight in with fmq - so brave!What a great job.

Manda said...

Beautiful design and lovely colours!

Siobhan said...

Hi, its beautiful. Peaceful looking :)

regina said...

j'aime beaucoup ces couleurs tendres !!!!!!!
bravo
bises de Regina

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Very very nice...you did a wonderful job with the quilting....

Susan said...

I just love it! I have that same magazine as I also began quilting in March of 2010. :)

Laura said...

I love aqua, too - so tranquil! beautiful quilt!

MariQuilts said...

Looks great...I love that book too. I can't believe you've only been quilting since March 2010.

Simply Sandy said...

Beautiful! I can see the ocean in this quilt. Glad you were able to reclaim it and take it to the ocean where is at home. Oh, and are you sure you've only been quilting since last year?

Ellie-CraftSewCreate said...

Gorgeous, so serene, I love it!

Kerry said...

Lovely quilt and amazing photos of it too!

Vickie said...

I love your ocean quilt. It is so lovely and calming!! The ocean is my favorite place to go!

Marci Girl said...

It is so beautiful and serene! So lovely!

BaileyGirl5 said...

The colors are so serene and lovely and the quilting looks perfect. Very soothing :)