I finished quilting the Storm at Sea quilt yesterday. I still don’t know why it took so long, I put it on the frame May 31st and then 28 days passed. I really didn’t like quilting this quilt. I used waves and circles to follow the movement created by the pattern. A lot of stops and starts that could quell anyones enthusiasm. Last week I came up with the idea to add some bubbles to the waves, I think it helped create some interest and texture. That being said, this quilt has a lot going on. I’m going to bind it today.
I loaded up the pillow tops I made to go with this quilt. They are a Bargello pattern using the batik fabrics left over from the first S@S quilt. I used a panto called Seashells and Pearls, it took about four hours to stitch out the two 22″ x 24″ tops. Computerized pantograph quilting looks great, but it can take a long time.
I was productive while the machine was stitching though. I started the next shawl of The Shawl Society III, it’s called Over the Ivy Door. The pattern calls for brown and green and is very pretty as that. I had enough green in my stash, but no brown that would work. I did have four skeins of Knit Picks Hawthorne that were part of a kit. I’m going to knit the gray for the brown, fade into the gray-blue and then into the turquoise- gray-purple. The finished size is about 21 x 85 a nice size rectangle to wrap up in.
Also finished this week was the paper boat quilt top. I’m planning on simple horizontal waves to quilt this one.
Linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for “Can I get a Whoop Whoop?” today.