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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Ocean Waves

I have completed the top for my Ocean Waves quilt! This is how it turned out:

This has been a wonderful way of using some of the blue/blue-green/blue-purple scraps that has accumulated over the years, and some fat quarters that for some reason never has been used. They play nicely together, I think, and so does all the different whites and light creams. And best of all they are all from my stash! I have an idea of how I want to quilt this, but I couldn't find any fabric in my stash I want as backing, so I ordered some yesterday, but not feeling too bad about that, fabric diet and everything, and am awaiting it's arrival :o)

The pattern I used for this quilt is from Jennifer Chiaverini's second pattern book Return to Elm Creek:

The quilt in the book is named "Eleanor's Ocean Waves" and is featured in her fifth novel The Quilter's Legacy. Jennifer's patterns are easy to follow, and even though this quilt has 604 HST units, it was fun to piece :o)

Happy reading and happy quilting everyone!
Sincerely, Anne Ida

37 comments:

Laila said...

Hello. What a great quilt. It is realy fantastic. You are realy a clever girl. Have a great evening.

Annelies said...

Your quilttop is very beautiful !! I love the ocean wave pattern.

Gabriele said...

Wow, I love your quilttop. I have made a great job, realy.

Gabriele

Heather said...

I have been wanting to make one of these quilts for a long time. What a good idea for scraps too. I have 3 bags full of small scraps that would work well for one I bet. You have my brain churning now Anne Ida! :D

Your quilt is very pretty, I love your taste in patterns and fabrics. Everything you make, I just love! Congrats on getting this done so quick. AND for using your stash, that is great!

paula, the quilter said...

What a wonderful top! The blue/white combination is a fitting color combo for an ocean waves quilt.

Diana said...

Love, love, love it! Blue and white quilts are one of my favorites. Great finish, Anne Ida.

Hanne said...

What a lovely quilt top Anne Ida :-)

Jodie said...

Looks great. All from Stash, well done!
Jodie

Catherine said...

This is really fabulous! There's something about blue and white quilts that is so classy and so crisp! Congratulations!

Rose said...

It looks gorgeous sweetie!! Love the borders!! Are you going to machine quilt it?? Jennifer has some lovely patterns but 604 HST's ekkk lol!!!
Big hugs xxx

dot said...

What a beautiful quilt. It is just stunning.

Nicki said...

Anne Ida

Just beautiful. I've been so busy lately there's been no sewing for me. Hoping to get some done this weekend, but anyway I just love your blue and white ocean waves quilt.

Elaine Adair said...

My word - you are done already? HOORAY for one AMAZING WOMAN! And it's just beautiful to boot!

miniaturequilter said...

Great job, it's gorgeous with the pattern and lovely fabrics!

Chocolate Cat said...

WOW! You do amazing work. I love it!

Suzie said...

You are amazing!!!
It is simply beatiful!Deilig! I already feel like sewing a blue quilt again!!!
Thanks for showing Jennifer's book, I really have to take a look, they must be very interesting.

atet said...

That quilt top is amazing! It's absolutely beautiful!

Oddbjørg said...

The quilt top is beautiful! What a job!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

604 HST's pieced with fantastical fabrics to make a lovely rendition of Ocean Waves.

Love this Anne Ida. You do yourself proud. What a great share. This was fun to watch you pull together.

Quick Like Love, *karendianne.

Inger said...

Dette ble virkelig flott. Blått og hvitt er så klassisk og fint.

Nadine said...

It's so beautiful, Anne Ida !....and soooo quick to complete ! I'm always in awe when seeing how speedy you are :>)

Well done, dear, you're on a roll !

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

ps : I had that book of patterns, some time ago, to think that I GAVE it away, as I thought I'd never need it... (silly me!).
Now I'd like to order her latest one (which I WON'T give away HeeHee) ... can you tell me if the patterns inside are not too complicate ? I'd like to see some of them, but can't find any pic.

Sweet P said...

I love your Ocean Waves quilt. It's simply stunning.

Kucki68 said...

Your Ocean Waves looks fantastic! This is one pattern that has been on my to-do list forever and I still have not made one. Seeing yours makes me want one all over again.

Julie said...

Anne Ida you are my hero. This quilt is just fabulous! I think I would get really bored doing all of those half square triangles, but you stuck with it. Congrats!

Inger Lise in Norway said...

You are unique and skillful. You do so many wounderful quilts.

Ahava Hopps Brooke said...

I love your ocean waves quilt.

How about adding one more white strip to the end of the quilt to "float" the final triangles? I think it would be really cool.

meggie said...

Just fabulous!! Love it.

quiltygal said...

Oh Anne Ida that is beautiful I too love Blue/cream quilts I have been collecting fat quarters & I think I want to make a Churn dash or Puss in Corner with them
Claire
ps I am having my first giveaway so come visit:)

Teresa said...

Beautiful quilt!

Karol-Ann said...

Simply stunning! I just want to run to my stash and make one too!!!

Gunn Torild said...

Kjempeflott!

Lilly said...

Love the ocean waves quilt, but your SBS quilt is amazing. I have made rows a through d. Still a long way to go. I really enjoyed looking through your blog. Great job.

Sara said...

Great top! I love the Elm Creek Quilts books. I love the pattern to it, but aren't those half square triangles so much fun?

Jorja's Nanna said...

Stunning is the only word that comes to mind. I just love that only two colours can look so great.
Well done.
Jenny

Christine said...

Beautiful quilt, Anne Ida. You always do such wonderful work.

Guðrún said...

That is a beautiful quilt Anne Ida, wow, and if you have no use for it I can send you my address so you can send it to me *LOL*

Rose Marie said...

Love, love this quilt and there sure are a lot of HST in there!