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.
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.