Thursday, May 17, 2018

FO: Deep Sea Stars

On the weekend, I picked up the newly quilted Deep Sea Stars from Mom and spent the next few evenings finishing off the binding, so now you can see it in all it's glory.
And it's a biggie - about 80" square.  I think it's the largest that I've done.

Like all the quilts I've made so far, I've only had a vague notion of how the finished product would look. In this case, I started with the stars.
They were all made from a batik charm pack I'd bought ages and ages ago. When they were done, I bought the starry batik for the sashing. Its only once everything was sashed that I ordered the batiks for the borders.
The backing was grabbed weeks later from the clearance bin, and the binding batik was bought on the day I took it up to Mom's for quilting.
Mom used a grey-blue thread and did a neat wavy swirl for the free-motion quilting. Though I have officially used up all my favours with this beast.

I'm hoping to see the recipients in a month or so, and I hope they are as happy with it as I am!

10 comments:

Dee said...

They will be over the moon!!! It is beautiful!

Araignee said...

The quilt is amazing. Those batiks are beautiful. I am in awe of Mom's free motion skills. What machine is she using?

chrisknits said...

OMG! It is awesome! I love the colors of the borders, almost like the changing colors of the sea. Great job.

Tired Teacher said...

It's gorgeous! The starry sashing and border fabric are perfect for this quilt. Well done!

Vera said...

GORGEOUS!!! I really love this one - the colors, your Mom's awesome quilting. I don't think I'd be able to give it away - lol.

kathy b said...

Blues are so lovely and oversized is always great for bed covers!

Eastside Cats said...

WOW! Gorgeous!
How does your mom do that quilting? Does her machine have a program, so does she do it free-hand? Wow!

Monika said...

It's beautiful, Valerie! Rhonda did a superb job on the quilting as well. Your brother and his wife will love it!

Delighted Hands said...

Congratulations-this quilt is a beauty! What a great gift.

Mereknits said...

It is stunning my friend.