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.
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