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?

XX,
Jasmine

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12 comments:

  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?

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

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  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.

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

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  5. Wow Jasmine, this quilt is amazing and beautiful

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  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!

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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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