Friday, June 29, 2012

Jollas de la Mar

Deadlines seem to push me along pretty well--this time until the wee hours last night and more this morning to complete the Jewel Box quilt in time to give it to my boss on our last day all together in the office. 

I stuck with this simple wavy line quilting in "sets" around the quilt.

This barn raising setting emphasized the "heart" I like to put in my quilts.

Some free-form hearts completed the quilting, then a scrappy binding and label and this deadline was met.  I'm calling it Jollas de la Mar, which in Spanish means Jewels of the Sea.  Dr. P is a big ocean lover so the wave quilting and tropical fish colors were right up his alley.  I hope he and his family enjoy it--though he has vowed he won't share!

14 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

It's a wonderful quilt Annie...congrats on the finish! I'm sure the new owner will really enjoy it.
The wavy quilting rocks!

Lindah said...

Very classy quilt! The simple wavy lines suit it without cluttering up the design. The off center setting gives it a very sophisticated look. A great quilt --no wonder Dr. P doesn't want to share. :-)

Janet O. said...

I think the quilting job is great--lovely quilt. So good of you to gift it.

Stephanie Davison said...

Beautiful quilt! What a lovely parting gift!

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Well, if Dr. P doesn't like it I'll take it!!!

Great choice on your quilting design, it's wavy like waves!!

Sounds like you'll be needing a nap this afternoon!

Nancy said...

It's gorgeous! Nice job.

Candace said...

Dr. P will remember you for a very long time to come, Annie! Such a wonderful and thoughtful gift that will last more than a lifetime!
Cheers!

Joyful Quilter said...

Love how your jewel box turned out. Not wanting to share is a true compliment.

Kate said...

Wow! Beautiful quilt. Love the name too!

Valerie said...

Looks GREAT!!! I just love this.

Shay said...

A fabulous finish Annie and a wonderful name too. I love that quilting. It really suits the quilt.

soscrappy said...

Great finish! Such great colors.

One Minnesota Quilter said...

Such bright and cheerful colors and a very kind gesture to your boss. I like the simple quilting too.

Judy

Sarah said...

Very thoughtful to add the hearts to the "center."