I’m making good progress with hand-quilting my seaside quilt. Three weeks ago when I last shared this happy quilt I was busy stitching clam shells (or waves!) on the main body of the quilt…
The central design of the quilt is now quilted and I’ve started the borders. I’m doing a wavy line down the borders, which could be like the streams or sand patterns made on the beach or even just waves out at sea. I’m stitching random waves and I’m never totally at ease with random! I’ve overlapped some of them and some areas I really like and others are not so visually appealing to me!
I’ve done two and a half sides so far, then I just need to do something in the corner blocks and maybe something in the dark blue narrow border, I’m thinking of maybe just stitching in the ditch just to give a border to the waves.
I hung the quilt on the washing line to take photos this morning and it’s the first time I’ve really been able to see the back en masse, I’m really pleased with the seascape effect on the back…
I’m also pretty impressed that I’ve managed to line up the seamlines on the back with the ones on the front! I rather like the back, though I wish the fade marks on the dark blue fabric had faded more into the quilting, they didn’t look so obvious before, but then it is the back!
So here’s my Seaside quilt so far…
This is such a cheerful quilt, it always makes me smile, if anyone fancies making it it’s from a lovely book by Kathryn Whittingham called The Seaside Quilt. Kathryn kindly sent me the book after I loved making her Cottage Garden quilt so much. I’m not sure if I’ll have my happy dancing shoes on next time but I certainly shouldn’t be far off a finish.
Hand Quilt Along Links
This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another. If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.
I’ll also be linking up with Kathy’s Quilt’s for Slow Stitching Sunday.