Sun, Sea & Sky Quilt

By Judith on August 15, 2017
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Hello there!


I’m getting a little behind schedule in showing you my recent magazine commissions.


The September issue of Quilt Now will be released very soon, but first I need to show you what made front cover of their August issue.


Sun, Sea and Sky Quilt (Quilt Now Aug17)


This is my Sun, Sea and Sky scrap buster quilt.  I had so much fun making this, and rummaging through scraps and fat quarters to get a colour scheme that evoked the warm aquas and teals of the summer sea and sky, with little hits of bright sunshiney yellow!


Sun, Sea and Sky Quilt (Quilt Now Aug17)


I designed a pieced block, which would give me a connecting secondary pattern (not unlike my daughter’s Around the World quilt).


Sun, Sea and Sky Quilt (Quilt Now Magazine August17)


If you look closely, you will see an alternating colour pattern, between the placement of the aqua and teal fabrics in each block, rather like the way the sea reflects the sky and vice versa.


Sun, Sea and Sky Quilt (Quilt Now Magazine August17)


Small scale prints or tone-on-tone fabrics will work best here. That meant I had to discount one or two of my scraps and ‘borrow’ a couple from a fellow fabric addict quilter!


Sun, Sea and Sky Quilt (Quilt Now Magazine August17)


I decided on organic wavy lines for the quilting, to create some movement through the blocks and maintain a fluid theme.


Sun, Sea and Sky Quilt (Quilt Now Magazine August17)


The quilt finishes at 61″ x 73″ and is backed with a fresh aqua polka dot. A blue and white striped binding finished off the coastal feel.


Sun, Sea and Sky Quilt (Quilt Now Aug17)
Photo courtesy of Quilt Now


So that finishes my July round up of magazine commissions.  The September issues are being released in the next week or so and I will have 3 more exciting quilts to show you!


In the meantime, my sewing room is almost finished, so I might actually be able to show you some photos soon!


Happy sewing!



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