Friday, March 11, 2022

Seaglass Quilt Finish

My 34½" X 50" Seaglass quilt is finished. 

Already, I want to make another one!

It was fun choosing fabric scraps (and cutting into some stash) to come up with as many different prints, and a few solids, as possible. No print or solid is used more than twice. 
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It's sandwiched with Quilter's Dream Cotton Request. Quilting was easy... just free motion quilt around each shape. This video plays back at double-speed, so you can imagine how much slower I actually FMQ.

Though it isn't necessary to change colors for every print, I used this opportunity to empty a few thread spools! Such a good feeling.

In the bobbin I used Wonderfil 100-weight Invisifil thread. One of the empty spools (above) was Invisifil.

When Seaglass was quilted, I cut fabrics to make a faced finish. My favorite facing tutorial is on the Bernina, We All Sew site. It calls for 2"-wide strips folded in half, and four 5" squares folded into triangles for each of the corners. 

Though I always hand-sew down facing, for this quilt I left the four corners unsewn. That's so a dowel rod or curtain rod can be tucked under two triangles, and used to hang the quilt. 

I have someone in mind to gift this to; it will be perfect for her. In the meantime, I'm plotting my next Seaglass quilt, thinking to use some orange, or maybe pink, or maybe even purple in the accent area. So many possibilities! 

This is the closest I've been to water since being in the Atlantic Ocean last June. Thanks Flo, for being a great quilt-holder!

If you're interested in making a Seaglass quilt, like me, you'll have to register and pay for the www.ExhaustedOctopus Seaglass course. Darn it. Instructions are not sold as a pattern. Linda

21 comments:

Barb said...

love this quilt and it captures the beauty of sea glass.
We pick it here on the north shore of the sound.
great video too~

Debbie said...

This turned out beautifully! I've long admired Allie's quilt design.

Doris said...

Oh my, I LOVE this quilt!

Nancy said...

This looks wonderful and I enjoyed the video. Quilting it actually looks relaxing (other than stops/starts). But the results- lovely.

Jenny said...

That's really pretty, and thanks for showing the video.

Quilting Babcia said...

A perfect quilt for a Florida home with a pool and lanai. A great way to feature scraps of favorite fabrics. This reminds me of the oriental stepping stones quilts though most of those that I've seen have a more controlled placement and fewer shapes overall. You had a gorgeous array of scrappy pieces for this!

Live a Colorful Life said...

What a beautiful quilt. Looks like a lot of work, though.

Susan said...

That's such a pretty quilt! And what a perfect name!

Deb said...

Wow. Really beautiful.

Oops-Lah said...

Love the quilt and loved seeing how you FMQ around each shape. I couldn't tell if you pull up the threads to the front and knotted them, or just cut them. Also I think when I FMQ I go way too fast, that's why it never looks as nice as yours. My speed it about the speed on your video !!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Beautiful. Lucky friend to be gifted such a great quilt. Perfect pool side photos too. Can't believe you live in Florida and haven't been in the water for months. I take it you're not a swimmer?

KB said...

Wonderfully made, Linda! I purchased the class a little over a year ago and have made small ones that I mounted on canvas frames or sewn onto card stock as cards. I have pieces cut to make a bigger version. Did you fuse your fabric pieces as the instructions say or glue?

FlourishingPalms said...

Thanks Deb! I'm giving this quilt to a Bible study leader who has put her heart and soul into researching Revelation for us each Friday. (Revelation 15:2) She's not expecting it, and that's the best kind of gift to give. Linda

Patty said...

Gorgeous quilt! Whoever you are sending it too will be lucky!

FlourishingPalms said...

Hi KB! Your Google profile is set to "no reply-commenter" so I am unable to respond to you directly. I hope you read this! It's nice to know other ways of experimenting with technique." Fun isn't it? Yes, I used the fusible, as instructed. I didn't have any problems with this method, so will certainly be using it again.

Mystic Quilter said...

Stunning!! Apologies for brief one word comment, hand problems limit my time.

Edith Bieri-Hanselmann said...

Linda, a stunning quilt! I like it very much and the colors are just fabulous.
Edith

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Yes, this is stunning! I love the colour graduation and am sure the recipient will feel very special.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Simply stunning, Linda! What a wonderful gift your Seaglass quilt will be.

Sue said...

I love Seaglass Linda! I will send you a photo of a piece of wall art I took on my trip away.

Mary said...

Your seaglass quilt is beautiful! I especially appreciate the link to your favorite facing technique. I have a technique I've been using but it is just "OK" so I will try this one. Thanks!

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