Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Green Ocean Waves is Finished!













About 76 X 95 - Little Boy was sort-ov pulling on the tape measure, but I think that is pretty accurate! Actually - I finished it before we went on our get-away, but didn't have a chance to take a photo - gasp! And - today I might have jumped the gun taking a photo at 7:30 in the morning - because the colors are a bit dark... that is a dark green outer border, not black.















And - a close up of the fabrics... DH LOVES designer prints and wants to know why I don't make ALL my quilts out of fabrics like this!!! Does that comment constitute a license to spend? Ha, ha, ha. Well guess what? I've been doing such a good job of busting my stash that the day may come sooner than I anticipated!

I've posted about this top before, but I think it bears repeating - because it was months ago... I bought 3 - I think 3 - fat quarter packs on clearance at a quilt shop - all in greens. I only got the pale peach marble fabric cut that day - umm, shopping with a toddler can be a very FAST experience some days! It was the only fabric I had on hand, so all of it had to be used, whether I liked it or not. And all together, even the uglies look pretty in this top. After I got the top pieced, I bought the border fabric. And - how long did this top take??? I started it last fall, left it in the USA while I went to Austria and then started working on it again this spring. Under 1 year!!! And that is with me working on other things too.

It isn't "exactly" straight - but I don't think it is too bad - I noticed the last border was a bit off... but as Bonnie says (www.bonniequiltsandreads.blogspot.com)... Maybe not perfect, but certainly PLEASANT!!! And, I really don't care if the quilter has to take a tuck here or there to ease things in - I am absolutely THRILLED with this top!!! Yippee!!! It is "perfect" to me, in every way - I even have a photo of Little Boy and I working on pinning it together this spring - maybe a photo label? And - in case you are wondering - I am keeping this one for myself (actually, I keep the majority of my quilts!).






And - last but not least - the pattern is from this book - Leisure Arts presents Encyclopedia of Classic Quilt Patterns - their sample is an Amish color-way. This is one of my favorite books for the treasure trove of traditional patterns featured!

32 comments:

Sweet P said...

I love the assortment of greens in your quilt. I've toyed with the idea of making an Ocean Waves quilt, maybe someday.

floribunda said...

Beautiful quilt, and look at all those triangles! Yikes! I love the colors, but DH doesn't like anything green, so I'd never be able to show it off...

Nancy said...

Very, very nice! But I have to echo floribunda when she says, "Yikes!" to all the triangles. LOL! And like hers, my DH doesn't care much for green either. But I do so one day I'm going to make me a green quilt. And when I show it to him he'll probably ask, "What are you going to do with THAT?" (which is his standard response if he really dislikes something I make. LOL!)

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I think it looks great. All those triangles...

Mary said...

Nice job Evelyn! I have that book too and it's one of my favorites.

Sandra said...

I LOVE this quilt done in greens - it sparkles and reminds me of crystal clear green seas in South Australia in winter :-)

Jeanne said...

Well green is my FAVORITE color, so I think this one's just gorgeous!

Are you starting to prepare projects for the winter?

Jeanne :)

Laurie said...

Oooh, lovely. This quilt really sparkles!

Hedgehog said...

What a beauty! I've never seen this one just in greens before. I'd love to make one someday!

Norma said...

This is a very nice quilt! You have every right to be proud of your accomplishment! The greens remind me of the pictures of the ocean / water that you have shown recently.

Fiona said...

I like the quilt - and what I like especially is the slight tinge of red in a few of the green triangles - makes all the difference.

Cathi said...

Looks great Evelyn! License to shop? Sounds great to me!

Nadine said...

WAOW, Evelyn, you did a great job !
I'm going to Amazon.com right now for that book (would be a nice Christmas present from me...to me !)
Smiles,

Hanne said...

Congratulations Evelyn !
The quilt looks smashing good :-)

Judith said...

Wow I love this green quilt. It looks great and those colors go great toegether.

bettsy said...

I love the quilt and I can quite understand why you would want to keep it for yourself. I love the colours too. Just beautiful!

Dawn said...

Oh it did turn out wonderful! I remember you showing and talking about it when you started!

Melzie said...

So beautiful :) xoxo melzie

Darcie said...

Gorgeous! I can't wait to see what your quilter works up for it.

Bingo~Bonnie said...

Oh Starfishy, what a Beautiful Quilt this turned out to be!
I was a reader of your blog way back when you started it and it looks great! I've always admired this pattern and it's on my "to do one of these years" list. Keep up the great work. I hope to show finished quilts on my new blog too oneday! :c)

Lisa D. said...

What a wonderful quilt - gorgeous! I think the photo with your son helping you pin it would make a cute label for it too!

Shelina said...

Evelyn, I just lost a long reply comment to your post. I really love this quilt. Lots of intricate triangle piecing, but well executed and very pretty colors. I don't believe you when you say there are uglies in this quilt. I think I may even have this book.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

What a gorgeous quilt, Evelyn. Lots and lots of triangles - WOWZER!!!

paula, the_quilter said...

I remember a quilt quite similar in Quilter's Newletter several years ago called Treetop Serenade. But that one had birds appliqued in the open areas. I like yours. 'Course I like green. Green's a neutral doncha know? /paula

Inga Helene said...

I love this quilt! Green is a colour I often return to, and your quilt has inspired me to work on that colour soon.

Inga

JudyL said...

Oh, the greens do look so rich! Congratulations on making such good progress with the stash. Somehow, I'm betting your DH will not mind one bit when you begin fabric shopping again.

Judy L.

Jan Mac said...

I love this new quilt and can't believe how quickly you put it together with all your other distractions.

Bonnie said...

Great quilt, Evelyn. Not only is it pleasant, it is beautiful with those rich greens and the wonderful ocean waves pattern. Congratulations on a job well done.

Passionate Quilter said...

that is just beautiful--and no matter how you got that fabric or were limited, it sure doesn't show and you did a great job making them all work. And so wonderful to cross another top off your list!

Cynthia said...

your quilt is just beautiful. Love the fabrics you chose for it.

Finn said...

Hi Evelyn, your green Ocean waves is just spectacular!! I think you did a great job in a fairly short time frame. I'm so glad you love it and that it will live with you...*VBS* Hugs, Finn

Susan said...

Love the ocean waves quilt - the colors just flicker like the moving water.