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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sea Glass...

This little quilt is becoming one of my all time favorites.
I love this color palate and really like this design.
It has given me fits over the last few months
as I worked to complete the blocks of this mystery.
I've made several mistakes and have had to redo
parts of blocks and complete blocks,
but it's almost finished.


I love the movement in this design.
My eye just follows the circles around
and I can see all of my batik scraps.
 
Now it's time to play with border ideas.


There were a lot of 2 1/2" squares left over, 
so I decided to see how they would look as an inner border.

 

I think I have a winner!
 

The colors of the marbled fabrics look the same in this photo, 
but in actuality, the fabric on the left is more turquoise.
I'm going to look for a batik that reads more solid for a larger outer border.
 

This quilt top really reminds me of Sea Glass.
Hence, the name!

Happy Quilting!

19 comments:

Libby in TN said...

I'm happy to see this beautiful quilt all together because I worried when you were struggling with the Tri-Recs that you had put the white in the wrong position. Fabulous pattern. It really does look like sea glass.

Nann said...

The color combination is wonderful, and, yes, the illusion of circles is very intriguing. Great design!

Teresaquilts said...

I have always loved this pattern and I love your color choice.

Vicki in MN said...

Wowzers you sure do have a winner. I love the pieced sqs. border, just the right touch. I know you had struggles with this one, but in the end you are gonna LOVE it to bits!

Beth Croswell said...

This is turning out beautiful! I love the name too. It makes me wish I had participated. If only I had the time. Saved the patterns so maybe after I get
this little business going!!!

Kathleen said...

You say this is a mystery quilt. Is the pattern available to purchase?

Needled Mom said...

That is a stunning quilt....a winner, for sure!

Churn Dash said...

I love the colours, very beachy.

I love the idea of using the squares for a border.

Helen

Kat said...

Very pretty! That design always comes out looking so good, and your colors are gorgeous!

LA Paylor said...

lovely! Seaglass is the perfect name for it! Makes me want to stop everything and make one too
LeeAnna

straythreads said...

That just sparkles! Perfect name

Julie said...

Sea Glass is a perfect name. It's just lovely. I love the pieced border!

Dgstebbins said...

Loving it...... got to finish mine....

Ramona said...

The quilt group I belong to is doing this mystery, so the pattern isn't published. Let me check with the leader to see if I can put the directions on my blog.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

How beautiful Ramona! I recently finished a quilt similar to this and my batiks where in the same color group! This is always a favorite block of mine, thanks for sharing!

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

This is fabulous. I like your choice for the inner border. I find that it contains the unfinished circles that direct the eyes to the outside. Now the eyes are drawn back to the centre. :-)

Tish Stemple said...

Beautiful quilt. I've always loved this design or ones similar. Your smaller border was the perfect idea for using up your left over squares.

Lara B. said...

Oh it's beautiful Ramona! No one would ever guess that it gave you fits. All the work sure was worth it! The inner border is the perfect touch too!

Christina Mugg Peer said...

This quilt is gorgeous Ramona! The blues and greens work so well together, and you are very correct with the movement of the colors and circles. The borders tie it all up and give your eye closure.