Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Outfoxed on the High Seas - A Finished Quilt

I am so, so happy to have finished this quilt. I made the quilt top back in January this year and then had a major brain freeze when it came to working out how to quilt it. After my sewing mojo issues last week I needed a finish to perk myself up a bit - so I picked up my High Seas quilt and did some sketching to work out how I was going to quilt it.

Three days of some pretty hardcore night time quilting (plus most of today thanks to my Mum looking after the smallest child) it's done. Quilted, bound and finished :o)

The pattern I used for this quilt is High Seas by Lizzy House, from her 5 Magical Projects book (all using 1001 Peeps). I used a bunch of different fabrics when making it, including lots of Outfoxed (in the blue/coral colourway), Denyse Schmidt, various Kona Solids, and some Amy Butler. The pattern did call for a border, but I decided not to - I like the way the waves appear to continue off the sides of the quilt.


I decided to try something different (for me) for the quilting on this one. I quilted the light spirals in a feather type motif, and the dark ones with a pointy flower just in the centre, with no quilting out in the 'arms'. It's not perfect by any means, but overall it looks really effective I think.


Apologies for the numerous quilting shots, I'm just a proud mama of this baby ;o)


I'm happy to say this quilt has been claimed by my 5 year old son (yes, the same one who declared last week he didn't want a quilt). Despite the pink in it, he loves the spiral pattern and has spent this afternoon snuggled under it :oD


Quilt Stats:

Design: High Seas by Lizzy House
Fabric: Outfoxed, Kona solids, Denyse Schmidt, Amy Butler
Size: 54" x 63"
Quilted by myself using cream Aurifil 50wt thread

I am entering this into the Festival of HSTs over at Canoe Ridge Creations (its nearly all comprised of HSTs of various sizes)

xx Jess


14 comments:

Jessica said...

Love it! The feathers are fantastic...and how great that your son has claimed it!

AlyceB said...

You should be proud of that quilting - it's awesome! Good job Jess!

Deborah said...

Spectacular!

moira said...

amazing. the quilting is stupendous. Your son has excellent taste :)

Cherie said...

What a fantastic finish! Boys often change their minds once they see something! Good luck in the festival! =D

Kirsten N said...

Stunning quilt Jess - and your quilting really sets it off!

CHRIS said...

Great quilt- the feather spirals look fantastic. Love your colours too. Happy stitching. Chris

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Wow this is gorgeous! The quilting looks amazing and the pattern is so fun. I'm all for leaving off borders :)

mammafairy said...

Love the design, love the quilting! just beautiful.

The Quilt Ladies said...

So nice, love the design. I've seen your work on pinterest and was thrill to see you on Manic Monday, you have a new follower too ! Good work !

Jenelle said...

I love the design as well and the quilting is perfect! Good luck in the contest!

Chelsea said...

Beautiful, and the quilting is fantastic.

Shannon said...

This is beautiful!! Good luck in the contest!! I am a quilter too, and your newest follower!

Shannon@SewSweetCottage

Richard Healey said...

I love that quilt it looks amazing that is one of those blocks on my todo list.

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