Thursday, August 4, 2011

Fresh from the wash

I know I said I wouold post more on this quilt Monday but you know how things go. My weekend got away from me and then there were other pressing matters that needed to be addressed here on the blog. But I have not forgotten! 

I just pulled the quilt from my dryer. I don't always wash and dry quilts right after I finish them. Sometimes they get folded and stacked. Other times they need to be shipped right away. And there's other times that it goes right from machine to snuggling. This one was different. I quilted a free-hand arched rainbow pattern in each clam. I liked the idea but once I started doing it I lost faith in my abilities. Still I pressed on knowing that often it looks better after the whole quilt it done. And it did...at least a little more than when I started.

 I had the idea to quilt the border in a grid pattern but kept trying to talk myself out of it. SO glad I didn't. I LOVE IT!  It may have taken a while to mark all those lines (another reason I needed to wash it) but I made up for the time because I just used my free motion foot instead of the usual suggested walking foot for this application. I love the slight wonky-ness of the lines- it just adds so much character. The whole grid idea reminds me of a fishing net  :o)

I'm calling this one CLAMBAKE! And guess what? I wrote a tutorial for it that I'm posting tomorrow. See, I've been making good use of my summer. :o)  Hmmm... Clambake....I can think of the perfect fabric for this quilt....  *wink!*

11 comments:

Cille said...

Wow - it looks good. Stunning. Look forward to see more tomorrow.

Karen said...

Amazing quilt! I really like "Clam Bake". Looking forward to the tutorial.
Karen

luv2quilt2 said...

Beautiful quilt. I've always wanted to do this, and I really look forward to the tutorial

LynCC said...

Good thing you didn't stop, because the rainbows look awesome. Also loving that outer grid!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Gorgeous and yes Going Coastal perfect!

Megan R. said...

Love the quilt. Looking forward to the tutorial, Im going to For sure use your amazing going coastal for this quilt! Love the picture of your fabric on the shelves at corn wagon. I'm so excited for u.

Anne said...

Oh boy, I can't wait for the tutorial! I have some fabric that might just have Clambake on it! :)

Yvonne said...

Beautifully done Emily!

Patty C. said...

I love it !!!!

Michelle said...

Love your clambake quilt it has the warm snuggly look already, it's sure to be a favourite!

Beth said...

I love how clambake turned out. I can't wait for the tutorial. Thanks for sharing.