Thursday, October 4, 2018

It's a Flimsy! Ocean Waves

 It's a flimsy! 
Ocean Waves
88 x 88

I felt a little guilty for getting Fractured Rainbows to flimsy stage when I had this old Ocean Waves UFO with larger and fewer HSTs so got to work on finishing up the 12 blocks I needed to get this made into a top. 

 Looking at previous blog posts it appears I started this in July 2014 after I saw one on Q is for Quilter in June 2014.    I used 30s reproduction fabrics and bleached muslin for the most part but it appears some Kona Snow might have slipped in here and there. I usually use Kona Snow with my 30s reproduction fabrics and it kind of looks dirty when mixed with the bleached muslin.  I think it will be okay since those few Kona squares and HSTs are barely noticeable. 


I usually don't add borders to my quilts but in this case I did to bring it up to the size I wanted. Adding another row and column of 16 inch blocks would have made it too big.  If I didn't add a border it would be a little too small. A four inch border all around made it just right and besides I had all those HSTs already made that I didn't want to go to waste. 

And now it's ready for hand quilting...someday. 

17 comments:

Nana said...

This is beautiful!!! Hope someday is not too far off, I would want to put this to use.....Wow!

Linda said...

My goodness, another flimsy completed. Love the border, just right for framing the quilt design. Enjoy the hand quilting - whenever that happens.

Susan said...

Fabulous. Just fabulous. I am in awe...

Podunk Pretties said...

HOLY MOLY! That's gonna be a stunner. So much color!

Quilting Babcia said...

This is a beauty! Hand quilting well deserved for this flimsy!

mangozz said...

It's gorgeous! I really love it! Is there any quilt design you haven't made? What's on your bucket list?

Sue SA said...

Beautiful quilt flimsy, the 1030's and crisp white are a perfect combination and hand quilting in the spaces will make it very special when finished, congratulations.

Julierose said...

gorgeous work on this..hugs, Julierose

Libby in TN said...

Love it!

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

Wow! It is beautiful and that HST border is perfect!

---"Love" said...

That is incredible, and the borders are a great finishing touch! ---"Love"

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Congrats on completing your top--it's beautiful! I've always wanted to make an Ocean Waves quilt, but yikes--so many HST's!! I'm impressed!

Sue McQ said...

So pretty and fresh!

Kaja said...

It's very lovely, but I am wondering if you now see HSTs when you close your eyes at night!

Kathy S. said...

Beautiful!!!

Nicole said...

I hear you about the colour difference! Years ago I made a quilt with Kona black, bought as yardage. Halfway through laying out my HSTs I had a brain wave on the layout. But I needed to make another dozen HSTs. Found the perfect fabric at a different store and bought more Kona black. Dammed if that isn't a totally different dye lot (and it's more vibrant too! Hasn't faded at all...)

Your quilt looks great and I can't see the colour difference from here.

Cathy said...

Another gorgeous finish. I just love the old fashioned vibe!