Sunday, December 4, 2022

Ocean Waves Finish


Ocean Waves
88 x 88

It's a finish!
It's hand quilted!


This is one of my oldest UFOs. I started it waaaaaay back in 2014. I had some '30s reproduction fabric scraps and was inspired by a vintage Ocean Waves quilt I saw on a blog that no longer exists. I used block instructions found at Quilter's Cache for the layout of HSTs but otherwise didn't use the block instructions. I made 2.5 inch HSTs my way - cut with Easy Angle ruler. 

It took me until 2018 to get the blocks to flimsy stage.  I made a few blocks each year between 2014 and 2018. I think I waited for '30s repro scraps to happen before I made the HSTs. 



I finally put it in the hoop for hand quilting last month. I looked around on the internet at vintage Ocean Waves quilts in order to figure out just how to quilt it.  I used perle #12 blanc thread and my stitches are a little bigger than vintage ones but the end result looks pretty much the same. 

Backing and binding. 

It's finished! 
The fat lady sings!

And sew on...





 

30 comments:

Linda said...

A beautiful quilt - well worth all the time and effort you have put in over the years! Fabulous hand quilting. Sew ....... what’s next in the finishing queue?

Sarah said...

Absolutely fantastic finish, worth the eight year wait! Congratulations.

Gretchen Weaver said...

Ocean Waves is beautiful! I can't believe you quilted her that fast! Enjoy sleeping under her!

Sumac said...

beautiful!

Berkshire Tatter said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Unknown said...

It is beautiful! I love 1930’s retro’s and they are perfect in this ocean waves quilt.

Julierose said...

Definitely worth the wait!! This is just gorgeous--love the hand quilting too hugs, Julierose

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is lovely, Cathy! All those HSTs make an amazing design. So great that you hand quilted it, too. I've been enjoying how my projects turn out when I use perle cotton - lots of texture!

Karla (ThreadBndr) said...

Impressive - and motivating. I have one in the 'half a flimsy' stage (some blocks together, more blocks to make). My problem on that top is that it started out as a wall quilt, but I no longer have wall space and need to make it into a 'proper' quilt for a double bed. So it's in "Craft Prison" until I figure out what to do.

Betty Anne said...

Ocean waves quilt is beautiful. The hand quilting just adds to it's beauty. Stunning!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

WOW!!! That is a stunner!!
and hand quilted - you are amazing!!!

cspoonquilt said...

Wowzer, what a Beautiful Quilt and Hand quilted too! Those '30's fabrics really never go out of style, do they?

MissPat said...

Amazing and charming quilt. I can't believe you hand quilted it that fast. It would take me years to do that.
Pat

Shasta Matova said...

And she sings beautifully! That is a gorgeous quilt!

Michelle said...

Amazing! Such a beautiful quilt. I love handquilting. Both in how it looks and doing it myself.

Cathy said...

That is one gorgeous, classic quilt! It may have taken you years to collect and sew the scraps, but hand quilted in a month?!? You’re amazing. I hope this beauty stays in your family!! xo

Karrin Hurd said...

Congratulations on your gorgeous finish! I love it! Can't believe you hand quilted it in a month! Great work!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

That one is a beauty and big too. I haee always loved the ocean waves pattern.

Ada Plouvier-Kopitopoulou said...

Great quilt, and the quilting all done by hand. Congratulations!

Jenny said...

It certainly is a beauty, and made with a HST border too, the perfect finishing touch!

Linda Swanekamp said...

It is definitely a cover of a magazine quilt. It is so beautiful and hand quilted, oh my, be still my heart. This is a perfect marriage of fabrics, pattern, and thread. Congratulations on such a hard earned finish!

swooze said...

What a beauty! Great job!

Meredith said...

Gorgeous! Love this made with 30s fabrics. Congratulations on the finish of this beauty.

maggie fellow said...

beautiful and the hand quilting is so lovely

Nann said...

WOW! A beauty, Cathy.

Beth H said...

This is a wonderful time tested quilt. Congratulations on the finish.
I love that you hand quilted it. 'Tis a perfect choice.

Cats and Calico said...

It's amazingly beautiful.

Linda said...

Your ocean waves quilt is absolutely gorgeous, you should be proud of your work.

Magpie Sue said...

You hand quilted that in a MONTH??!! Holy cow! Good on you!
I thoroughly enjoy seeing all the things you do with your scraps.

mangozz said...

Your Ocean Waves quilt is gorgeous! Well worth the wait for sure. I will email you my address asap. It will look amazing on my bed!