Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Storm at Sea Quilt
picture is not very good. I had an old camera then too.

First of all, I am so glad that Blogger.com is working.
I am participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  
I made this quilt in 2003 for our dear friends who were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. 
They had recently purchased a beach house so I knew I wanted to make a Marine themed quilt with shades of blue.
I saw this pattern at my LQS and knew that this was the quilt for Jen and Tim. 
I didn't bother to read the instructions until I got home with all the yards and yards of fabrics I had purchased for this quilt.
The first thing I read was "cut out the template pieces"...what? What have I gotten myself into? 
Long story short...after several days of cutting out fabric from template pieces and then working with so many biased edges, I completed this quilt and it was our gift to our friends.
The funny thing about this quilt is it was the last quilt I made on my 1971 Viking Sewing machine. The fact that it is still together amazes me because the tension was really messed up on the machine. I restitched so many seams. If I were in a class it would not have passed. But, they still use it and it is a large, snuggling quilt for cool nights on the beach.
It was right after this that my husband bought me my wonderful Bernina machine.
So this quilt is special for me because it was the first time I ever used templates, it was warmly received by the recipients, and I ended up with a new sewing machine right after finishing this quilt!
I am linking up to Blogger's Quilt Festival. Check it out...there are some beautiful quilts to behold.


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26 comments:

Lisa said...

That is a beautiful quilt. I love that pattern and you have really made it sing!

My Sweet Prairie said...

Love Storm at Sea! I like the shot / angle too. ; ) It looked so cool as I scrolled down the page. And hey I noticed the PostCardCottage link button! Great!
~Monika
in Saskatoon

Denise said...

Beautiful! I love the movement of the circles.

Janet said...

What a beautiful quilt - like dancing waves! It looks like it was a ton of work too, with the unusual shapes.

Eileen said...

Great quilt, lovely colors and the layout is marvelous. Thanks for sharing a lovely piece of art. Have a great day

Kelli said...

This is such an awesome pattern.
I love all of the blues that you used!
It was very knid of you to make such a big quilt as a git!

Karen said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love this pattern and the effect created by the block placement. Great colours. What a wonderful gift. Glad you got a new machine out of all this!

stitchinpenny said...

I am so glad that you made this quilt in spite of the obbstacles dropped in your path. It is pretty and so very reminiscent of the sea.

Allie said...

One of my most favorite quilt designs - this is lovely! Congrats to you on persevering, and getting a new machine to boot!

Sandra said...

What a graphic quilt- love the interlocking, secondary designs.
Love the eye fooling 'curves'.
Come see my entries #211, repro cheddar orange stars and #215 antique 1850 applique flower garden

Kriza said...

This is a stunning quilt, I really love it. You must have worked real hard to make it, but it is well worth it.
Kristina
www.priscillacraft.blogspot.com

Quiltbenaco said...

Wow, che bella, in tutte le tonalità l'azzurro-blu è il pio colore preferito.
Ciao

Vickie said...

What a great story. Don't you love how quilts are loved, even when we know there are some flaws!! I love the blues.

Anne Ida said...

Your Storm at Sea quilt is absolutely beautiful!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

It's beautiful and I think it is wonderful that your husband recognized the need for a new sewing machine after making such a complex quilt!

Rachaeldaisy said...

This is such a stunning quilt!!

quilthexle said...

Storm at sea is one of my favourite patterns - and still I haven't sewn one of my own ... Yours is beautiful, and I guess your friends are soooo happy with it in their beach house ;-))

Sarcastic Quilter said...

It is beautiful. I love this pattern and you've finished it just wonderfully.

Hollie said...

It totally reminds me of the sea. Gorgeous!

Kate S. said...

This is so impressive! I fell in love with this pattern when I took my first quilting class but have never made one... love it in the blue shades, how great for a beach house!

Vicki said...

I love your quilt! This is a great pattern.

Manda said...

This is beautiful and great beach house colours!

quiltmom said...

I have often planned to make a storm at sea quilt- I love its graphic design- I don't know why it keeps getting put to my back burner of to do patterns but somehow it does.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful piece.
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
Anna

Karen said...

Love the look of it with the monochromatic color scheme. You did a fabulous job on it, too.

Simply Sandy said...

I've always loved the storm at sea quilt. Yours is beautiful. What a great quilt for your friends to love.

Leanne said...

I love the storm at sea pattern and you have made such a lovely version! I hope to try this pattern someday soon.