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My first completed quilt in ages!  I call it "Wiinter Ocean"

My first completed quilt in ages! I call it “Wiinter Ocean.” I used Elizabeth Hartmann’s The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker.

I combined three block designs in one quilt – Fenced In, Snapshots, and Small Plates. I decided on a wavy-line quilting design for the ‘Fenced In” rows.

I chose a gray medallion print for the back, but I just had to “flash it up” with some scraps from the front.

Winter Ocean 10

This section backs up to the ‘Snapshots’ row, so I decided on parallel diagonal lines for the quilting here.

I love the beach!!  I lived in Florida as a teenager and the ocean has never lost its allure for me.  Even on gray, cold days the sound of the surf and the smell of the salt air are so captivating. When I pulled these fabrics together the gray-blues and the toned-down aquas mixed with the gray brought the ocean to mind, hence the name.

You can find Elizabeth’s book here.


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