Monday, January 4, 2016

Ocean Waves bee finish

This quilt began in May 2014 when I asked my bee mates from the We Bee With It Bee to make me blocks for an Ocean Waves quilt.

They came through with great blocks but I wanted to make more so it would be larger.  Needless to say, that mean that it sat for a bit before I was able to get to it!

A year a half later and here it is!  Philly MQG had our fall retreat which I was lucky enough to attend. I knew it was a perfect opportunity to get this quilt finished. I pieced it in advance and had the top ready to go for the retreat.

At the retreat I was able to baste it and start working on the quilting. (yay for high working tables at the hotel - saved my back the basting ache!)  The quilting was done on my domestic machine with a walking foot technique from Jacquie Ghering's Next Steps in Walking Foot Quilting.   I used my quick curve ruler to mark the curves on this and I'm so happy with the results. I think this next picture of the back shows it off the best.

I'm always amazed when bee quilts work so well. When I made my color requests, I asked for any shade of blue or blue green and look how fun these scrappy blocks are!


A huge thank you to the girls of the We Bee With It group. Sorry it took me so long to put these beautiful blocks together!!  

This quilt has already been sent to my sister who loves blue. I will admit I gave it to her a bit selfishly so I know that I can go visit it! The binding is a scrappy mix of blues that I had on hand.

Quilt stats:
Quilt name: Ocean Waves
Pattern: none, used HSTs of the same size
Fabrics: scrappy mix
Finished size: 72"x 60"
Finished: November 2015

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Your sister's a lucky girl, Becky! What a lovely quilt. I'm partial to blues, so this quilt appeals to me on so many levels.


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