So, here we are in February, dreaming of hot and lazy summer days.....and working on this quilt was just the therapy I needed as winter continues on.
Waves on the front, so on the back, I decided to add another favorite outdoor element of cottage life- the stars. I made five stars, one to represent each of us in our family, and framed them in a beautiful sea foam solid. I think this is my very favorite color. I added some grey to compliment the sashing in the front- simple and pretty, I think.
Quilting- a nice wandering stipple pattern that puckers things up so nicely...kind of like ripples in the water :-)
Binding in Nicey Jane Welcome Road.
Now, we just need to add summer! Only a few more months....
I must admit that I didn't love this quilt top at first. I much preferred the Nicey Jane quilt I had made for my friend Samantha, and wasn't too excited about finishing it off. I still prefer that pattern, but I really love this quilt, too. I love its cotton-candy happy color scheme and the crinkled stippled goodness. It feels fresh and fun- just like a day at the beach!
Material: cotton- Healther Bailey's Nicey Jane, sea foam and medium grey solids
Finished size: 54 by 61 inches
Design by: Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Fransson!, modified to make larger
Quilting by: Me
Quilting pattern: free motion meandering/stippling
Binding: Nicey Jane Welcome Road, stitched by hand
Keeping it Real (a special section to confess all of my screw-ups!):
- On THREE separate occasions (slow learner) a large portion of the backing edge folded over on itself during quilting and I had to rip those sections out and redo. Doh!
-I miscalculated the lengths of strips aroundthe stars for the back and had to rearrange....
But...mistakes add character ;) I love it!