Monday, 29 January 2018

show & tell


Time for a little show & tell. 








Late last year I had two quilts back from Annette-the-quilter and I have been busy stitching down the bindings these past few evenings.
My vintage 'Blanket Bay' quilt is all finished now. It has the look of improv about it but I did use an actual pattern, see here. This quilt was inspired by beach holiday homes of the past, where furnishings were often an eclectic mix of mismatched florals, just like we had at our beach house. {see this post here for more about my quilt}.
It's quite a big quilt, measuring 165cms x 180cms. Annette quilted an all-over clamshell pattern, which I thought blended in nicely with the mix & don't match beachy look. I backed it with an old vintage sheet from our beach house and the binding is a blue & white narrow stripe.

Very happy to start the year off with "a finish" from the ever growing WiP pile!
Linking up with Cynthia for 'oh scrap' here


18 comments:

  1. what a nice memory of a beach house to have! nice colors

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  2. Your 'Blanket Bay' is gorgeous. The quilted clamshells are perfect.
    I really like the bold borders. A bit 'Bo Ho' I think.
    I have a weakness for out of the ordinary.

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  3. I love this quilt!!! And all that it represents.

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  4. What lovely memories to have of days gone bye, to replicate into such a wonderful quilt. Your "Blanket Bay" is a mix match that goes together so well and to also have the clam quilting tops it of nicely.

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  5. This definitely has the vintage beachy vibe going on, clam shell quilting is perfect for it.

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  6. It always feels great to get quilts finished!

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  7. I love the mismatched idea of your quilt - probably for the same reasons I love anything scrappy! Your quilt is beautiful!

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  8. Gorgeous! I love how you mix your large scale florals in with the other prints; it's something you are very good at and it's always very effective.

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  9. Very pretty quilt, a lovely reminder of bach holidays. Great idea to have the clam shells quilting done by your long arm quilter, so effective.

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  10. A charming finish. The strip borders set your pinwheels off beautifully. Enjoy!

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  11. The clam shell quilting was a great choice for your quilt. It really is charming. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  12. Whoop! A finish! I absolutely adore some of those floral fabrics.

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  13. A beautiful finish! Love the blue and white with all the florals.

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  14. Love it! The blue and white pinwheels are so fresh with the gorgeous florals.

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  15. This is so cute. I think that you've really achieved the vintage beach house vibe that you were going for.

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  16. Pinwheels always make a quilt smile!
    Love those checkerboard borders, especially the tiny one!

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  17. You're so right, the style and fabrics in the quilt could be seen over a chair by sand and sea and the quilting is ideal.

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  18. Perfect to have a finish for the start of the year. I do like the eclectic look you have created with your fabrics. Great quilt.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to leave me a comment. I love to hear your thoughts. Happy sewing!