Thursday, September 8, 2016
Beach Party: A Finished Quilt
I am happy to share this finished quilt with you today and to let you know that it won the challenge at my local quilt shop. I plan on buying batting with the gift card I won. ;)
I wanted the quilt to feel like overlapping beach balls, so I quilted it in concentric circles. I love the texture it has on the front. (Check out my previous post for more information on how I quilted it.)
I think I love how it looks on the minky backing even more.
I bought a medium gray fabric for the binding because I wanted it to blend in with the border.
Cheetah helped me name the quilt. He called it, "Beach Party."
There aren't very many pretty beaches in Utah, so I took it to my friend's backyard. She has a beautiful lake view, but it is hard to see in the pictures. The lake, mountains, and sky all blend together in the background.
I am thrilled with how this quilt turned out.
Which side do you like better?
I finished the quilt a month early because I misunderstood the deadline, so we enjoyed it in our family room for a while.
Quilt Stats #182
Name: Beach Party
Pattern: My original design inspired by this quilt
Fabrics: Who Loves You stripes by Northcott Fabrics and Fabri-Quilt Pale Aqua
Amount Used: 9 yards
Size: About 48 by 60 inches
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Date Finished: 2016
Shortly after I finished the quilt, I had a quilty visitor. It was so much fun to meet Vicki and her sweet husband in person!