|A quilt on the beach???|
Quilts are wonderful gifts to memorialize special occasions, like heading off to college. I have beautiful nieces (well- stunningly gorgeous, smart and sweet nieces) and I wanted to acknowledge Morgan's graduation (Valedictorian no less!) from high school with a quilt to take away to college - for anytime hugs, being warm and generally reminding her of how much she is loved. I had expected her to choose her school colours but she loves the beach, and beach colours.
Off to shop for fabric (what a hardship) in beach blues and whites... with some hot pink flamingo's thrown in for fun. DH even went to a quilt shop to pick a few FQ's for me.
I had decided that a Turning Twenty (Tricia Gibbs Turning Twenty - "Twisting Turning Twenty" would be an easy way to play with multiple fabrics and the light/dark angled rows could resemble rolling waves.
I am very happy with the results.
|Machine quilted on my Brother 1500s - swirls (click for a closer look)|
|Turning Twenty: beach colours with a few Flamingos for fun|
I was able to send it to her in October so it is happily covering her bed.
Home away from home.
The next project is a quilt for an equally amazing nephew! He has finished college and starting University at the end of January. I have to get a rush on it!
* Quilts should not be used on the beach....pretty well...never...