Friday, August 31, 2018

Sea Breeze

I made this quilt for my nephew Mr. C for his wedding.  His wife's favorite color is sea green.  I only had two fabrics that were sea green, so I went shopping and found six more.  The background is five different light grays.

I made the flying geese four at a time using the no-waste method.  They ended up a funny size, because I cut the large squares out at nine inches to make the most of my fabric.  I used the math found here to figure out how big to cut the small squares.

I added a narrow border so that the points wouldn't be cut off by the binding.  It was a Grunge fabric with hints of sea green.  It finishes about 60 by 72 inches.

I quilted it on the Bernina Q24 with a large spiral design.

I love how it turned out.

I named the quilt Sea Breeze because of the colors and the geese flying in the wind.

It is a good thing that sea green isn't my favorite color because this quilt would have been hard to give away otherwise.  ;)

The bride and groom loved the quilt.

Have you used the no-waste method for flying geese?


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  1. Yes, I've used the no waist method before. I'm a no waist kinda girl! Did you use a wider piece of minky- I did't see a seam. Where do you get it?

  2. It's a beautiful quilt and give, Jasmine. Sea Breeze is a perfect name for the quilt with the colors and quilting. :)

  3. Oh, oh, oh, how I love this!!!!!! It is one of my favorite colors, it's just so yummy! I like to use the Fons and Porter Flying geese ruler to make my geese.

  4. What a beautiful gift Jasmine! I love the colours and the quilting is perfect for it.

  5. Wow Jasmine, this quilt is amazing and beautiful

  6. I love how this turned out. The quilting design is perfect for a quilt called Sea Breeze. And the colors are delicious! Great job!

  7. Pretty! The swirl quilting looks great with the geese.

  8. You had me at Sea Breeze! 'Only had two fabrics... so I went shopping and found six more' LOL I love it! That'd be me for sure. Love this quilt Jasmine! You make we want to do a DrEAMi! Yes that is my favourite way to make flying geese, and I often adapt patterns who don't use it to save fabric and time! Love the quilting motif, perfect for the swish of bird wings.

  9. A simple quilt block in soothing colors - aqua, teal and turquoise, add a minky backing with simple quilting = recipe for a gorgeous, beautiful, snuggle-worthy quilt. Such a lucky couple to be covered with your quilty hugs.

  10. I'm glad the happy couple liked the quilt. It's beautiful and soothing, and would have been hard for me to part with :) Love those colors and love the simple design that lets the colour shine.

  11. A lovely quilt, and such a beautiful gift for the married couple! And using five different greys for the background was very effective! I too love the 'no waste' method for my geese, so easy.

  12. Gorgeous! The variety of fabrics and the quilting both give the whole quilt so much movement. I love the no-waste method, too :)


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