Monday, May 21, 2012

Design Wall Monday - May 21


Since this was my May UFO, I'm linking this post up to Judy's UFO challenge today (May 31).  I had hoped to have it quilted, but I guess a completed top is better than nothing, and much farther than I was at the beginning of the month.

Fresh off the design wall - my son's quilt top is now complete.  I am now officially DONE with diamond borders.  At least until the next time :)  After making 2 of my star quilts, and this one, I have had enough of those diamonds.

This top was intended to reflect waves washing up on shore, with the lighter blues being the shoreline.  Originally I tried to also include a setting sun, but I decided I didn't like the effect so took it out.

The quilt is 95x75, sized for my son's bed.  It ends with a dark blue border (hard to see on the dark floor) and will be bound with the same fabric (assuming there is enough left on my cutting table for that).  I considered adding a cream border all around, but I kind of like this effect.

I'm thinking about quilting it simply with wavy lines following the direction of the waves, but I haven't completely decided yet.

There is one spot in the border where I'm not 100% happy with the way the colours line up.  But after trying without much success to get a good picture of the "issue", I decided that maybe there is no issue after all.

It is "quilt inspector approved", and now goes into the "to be quilted" pile, which is becoming quite a mountain. I really need to get a handle on that soon.

12 comments:

  1. Wow, what a beautiful quilt! I like the dark-to-light effect and the fact that the border follows the same. I can't wait to see it quilted, your son is lucky to have a Mom like you!

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  2. Wow, is right. This quilt is such a strong, bold graphic look to it. I can picture it in the window of one of those modern art galleries. Very well done.

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  3. Gorgeous!! It is really stunning and he will cherish it I'm sure. My to be quilted pile is growing too. I just can't get to the long arm studio to work on them!! (it's at my Mom's 3 blocks from me, how pathetic.)

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  4. I have a mountain also. Your quilt top was beautiful before the borders but now - WOW!

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  5. Such great colors! I just took a look around your blog. Wonderful! So much going on, you're very busy. Nice tutorials, and love your star pattern!

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  6. This is absolutly beautiful. Well done!!!

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  7. What a neat layout....is it Storm at Sea? I love the pattern...and your graduated coloring is wonderful.

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  8. This is beautiful! Congrats on your progress!

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