Sunday, March 8, 2015

Day Sail Quilt DONE!

When I started this quilt, I was going to make a lap size quilt to show my upcoming class that one block can make a really nice quilt.  Well, like most of my last minute bright ideas I ended up making a oversized Queen quilt.  I absolutely love the Curvy Geese block by Sew Kind Of Wonderful.  This specific block is one of the ones featured in their Curve It Up pattern using the Quick Curve Ruler.
I decided on a somewhat water related feeling to the quilting.  I did all the quilting freemotion, and traced an anchor drawing I found throughout the quilt, can you see them?  The photo of the backing shows all the motif's very well.  The outer border reminds me of the dock bumpers, with some curved crosshatch that brings back memories of reed baskets used in fishing.  With the straight lines to the edge those bumpers are well tied off!  The red border, well it was just so inviting and I couldn't help but to add my favorite feather pattern here, hey feathers go on birds and birds are by the sea right?!?

On this quilt I used a double batting, Hobbs 80/20 on the bottom and Quilters Dream Wool on the top.  What a pleasure it was to quilt on the wool, this quilt will be super snuggly!  My thread choices were white Aurifil paired with the bottom line in the bobbin.  This was my first try at this combo and I will be using it again and again!

Ok, here are the photos!  I was sick most of this week so it took me a whole week to get it off the frame after loading it.  No it wasn't being worked on the entire time, just an hour here and there as I could manage.