Taken in their backyard, poolside!
I love a pieced back! Simple wave quilting was done and a scrappy binding with leftovers from the batiks. The quilt is named "Coral Sea for Two". I will always treasure making this quilt and getting to deliver it in person in the great Down Under land of Oz.
Lessons learned in this quilt:
- Don't settle for fabric that's "okay". Wait for the right ones to speak to you.
- Make a test block EARLY in the cutting process!
- Use value to your advantage. The shades in this quilt are from palest blue to deepest blue-black, with aqua and some green thrown in. Visually more interesting than a two fabric quilt I think.
- Make a mistake work for you! I cut the backing too small and improvised by sewing a bunch of strips and squares together to increase the length. It turned out to be one of my favorite parts of the quilt!
- Remember to enjoy the process. It's easy to get caught up in "get it done" instead of concentrating on how much love you are sewing with every stitch.
- Finally, take lots of pictures of your gift with its recipients! I didn't get any photos of Sue and Jon with the quilt and I am so sorry.
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