Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Sunny Morning

It’s sunny outside and it’s still cool, so I took Ocean Waves outside to photograph it.  The color is still off.  I grabbed this swatch off the Northcott website.  It’s a more accurate color depiction.

If you click on the picture you can see a bit of the quilting.  The whole thing is covered in flowers.

I quilted it on a HQ18 Avante machine at Rocking Chair Quilts in Butler, Missouri.  I used nearly a 500 yards of King Tut #901 – Nefertiti thread in the top and just over two bobbins of Bottom Line #603 Red.  The batting is Warm and Natural.  That spool laying down was brand new when I started.  The other spool is was left over when I quilted No Blue Geese in my Tropical Garden.

Now that the quilt is washed it measures approximately 80 x 90.

I pieced the top using Bonnie Hunter’s instructions for the Ocean Wave quilt which she has posted on her blog.  I started this quilt with 320 HST squares left over from other projects on October 27, 2011.  I finished the top on March 23, 2012. Quilted it on April 7th and finally got it bound on April 18th.

Oh, there’s a pillow case too.

Finally some thoughts on the fabric in those HST units.  There are scraps from the first shirt I made my nieces’ oldest brother when he was born, scraps from the both quilts I made my mother, scraps from jackets I made my MIL, my blouses, probably every quilt I’ve made to date, including some I made before I really got bit by the quilting bug.  I have scraps from my friends stashes as they know to pass their scraps to me and not throw them out.  This is such a wonderful memory quilt for me, if I hadn’t promised it to my niece, I would be tempted to keep it myself.

8 Thoughts on “Sunny Morning

  1. Fabulous! Love the quilt!

  2. I love your quilt. Lots, and lots of work. The quilting is lovely.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Way to finish way before the deadline, Pam. I was thinking I’d be reading that you already started on one for yourself now at the end of this post. Take pictures of the quilting too.

  4. Swooze on April 29, 2012 at 10:48 am said:

    Beautiful Pam!

  5. Gorgeous! Love it, Pam… you did good! Hope you had fun at Retreat.

  6. Your quilt is so nice. I love the blue. I think I need to make one too.

  7. Carolyn Bradshaw on April 29, 2012 at 8:43 pm said:

    Oh, I love this pattern. It’s on my to-do list!

  8. I love your quilt, beautiful! I’m trying to work out the pattern as Bonnie Hunter’s quilt seems to have more blocks in it but I want to make one with the same number of blocks you’ve made.

    I’ve got all the fabric to do it, just need to decide if I’m prepared to make 1.5″ squares. I have another pattern but the blocks are bigger and don’t look as nice as your smaller blocks. Hmmmm…….

    Thanks for the inspiration! Lindsey, Norfolk, UK

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