There is nothing better than gifting a quilt to someone who will hold it dear to their heart, the same way making the quilt was dear to me. "Sea Glass" is such a quilt. It started off as a "Sea of Squares" QAL project hosted by Christa at Christa Quilts. You can read all about the making of the quilt, the fabulous fabric included in the kit, and the free QAL HERE.
If you read carefully, you will see that I originally said I would quilt it myself. Christa offers wonderful tutorials on her blog that make machine quilting look so easy that I think even I could attain some pretty good results. But summer came along, life got busy, and I wanted this to be a perfect quilt for my sister, so I sent it along to Ange at Quilting on the Mira to do her magic. And magic she did...
"Sea Glass" has a new home with one of my beach-loving sisters, a long-time collector of sea glass, who was gracious enough to hang the quilt on her clothesline and take a few pictures. And you know how much I love seeing my quilts hang on a clothesline!
I think the quilting pattern is fabulous. Ange knew this quilt needed the perfect pattern, and look....sea shells and more. I see scallop shells, snails, star fish, sea grass. I think I can even smell the ocean!
I like the way the quilting pops out on both the front and the back. I had a gorgeous piece of fabric I wanted to incorporate into the backing and am so happy with the result. The solid shows off the quilting so well, and the printed side adds so much texture. A win-win for this little quilt.
"Sea Glass", enjoy your new home...
It's a great day for quilting.