Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Quilt Top Nearly Done

The fourth quadrant of the Ocean Waves blocks was finished a couple of nights ago. Above is pretty much what each block will look like. I laid the quadrants on the design wall and moved them around until I was happy with the look. Then I sewed the pieces together into two large sections, leaving the center vertical seam of the quilt top unsewn, as I will machine quilt each half separately.

The next step is to sew a narrow border, about 2" finished--in medium light blue to pick up the blue in the sailboat fabric. Then I'll do the freemotion machine quilting in a similar fashion as Scrappy Stars, with loop-de-loops but I'll substitute little sailboats for starbursts. I found some scribbly sailboats in the book Mindful Meandering which I bought a couple of months ago. I'll practice on scrap pieces before I tackle the real quilt.

Once the quilting is done, I'll join the halves together, then attach wide borders in burgundy, using the same method as Egrets.


  1. I have enjoyed watching your progress on this quilt. It is going to be stunning! Thanks for keeping us updated on Stashbusters.

  2. It looks great!!! You are doing a wonderful job!


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