Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Storm at Sea

I think that this quilt top was the third one that I assembled when I started quilting in January 2007. I started taking a lot of classes at Best Friends, my local quilt shop, and I had an idea in my mind that there were things that I wanted to learn and things that I just had no interest in doing. Applique and anything with templates were high on the 'no interest' list.

When I signed up for the Storm at Sea class, this list never even crossed my mind. When I showed up for the first night of class, I still hadn't even opened the book to look at the pattern. When Cheryl mentioned acrylic templates, I'm sure that my eyes popped out of my head and my jaw dropped and my palms started sweating as I was looking for the exit! Cheryl talked me into staying for the class and attempting the pattern and I am so glad that she did! This is one of my favorite quilts EVER!!

I've had the backing since the quilt was finished, but I didn't want to attempt the quilting on my Brother machine. Once I got the quilting frame and machine, I still wasn't too sure about quilting it myself on that either. The space is just so limited! After quilting the Milky Way on the frame, I just knew that my only option was to have it quilted at the shop.

I think it just looks fantastic!!

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And some close ups of the quilting.

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I got the binding made and attached on Sunday. Now, I just have to make/find the time to stitch it down! Then, I can admire it!!

11 comments:

Carin said...

Jill it is beautiful! Absolutely stunning!!!

Babs said...

So perty! I have to get you a pic of mine for a good giggle.
All I could think when I first saw the 1st picture is "Pay no mind to the man behind the curtain" or girl behind the curtain in this case ;-)

SewCalGal said...

Jill,

Your Storm at Sea quilt is absolutely beautiful. Great design (as always), great fabric, great colors, and great quilting. I love it.

And, you have finished your storm at sea long before I finished mine. Mine is still in UFO status.
Congratulations!

Thanks for sharing.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Gina said...

It's stunning. I love the colours and the quilting

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Piwacket said...

Jill, this quilt is so different from the others you've made, and you know that I love all of them. This one took my breath away and the quilting on it is fantastic.

vtquilter said...

That is Beautiful! You did a great job and I love the colors!

vtquilter said...

That is Beautiful! You did a great job and I love the colors!

Jennifer said...

Great quilt - love the colors!

Jennifer said...

Great quilt - love the colors!

Kim D. said...

Wow, Your quilt turned out absolutely beautiful!! Love your color choices. I've been wanting to add this pattern to a Seascape quilt and haven't tackled it yet.

Kim D. said...

Wow, Your quilt turned out absolutely beautiful!! Love your color choices. I've been wanting to add this pattern to a Seascape quilt and haven't tackled it yet.