This quilt has a name!! A blog friend said the colors reminded her of sea glass and so that is what I am calling it...Sea Glass!! It is an assortment of aqua, teal, sea green and soft brown prints from my stash, stitched in the traditional Road to Tennessee pattern. The small squares measure 5" with 2.5" triangles across the corners. I have also seen this pattern referred to as X's and O's and Hugs and Kisses.
The finished size is 52" x 62", a good lap size for cuddling up on the couch.
When it comes to quilt backs, I really like to "use what I have." It's practical in that it uses up leftovers from the quilt top and saves money on buying backing fabric. Plus, I enjoy a patched, scrappy back!
I quilted in a medium allover stipple and machine stitched the binding. For some reason, this one was a real beast to quilt, leaving me dropping big hints to my husband that I really need a quilting machine!!
I am excited about my new quilt shooting location. It is 2 miles from my house and I have driven past it a gazillion times and thought, "that would be a good spot to take quilt pictures." Well today, I finally went armed with quilt and camera and am really pleased with the photos. I think I will be coming here a lot.
The rail is perfect for hanging quilts on, the fountain is a pretty background and the deck is just weathered enough to be interesting.
Yes, I did stand on the rail to get the right perspective for this picture. Bad idea, maybe, but the things we do to get a good shot, right?
This little guy came over to say hello.
You can read more about the construction of the quilt top and the fabrics used, here.
I am linking up with Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts, TGIFF (today at Quilt Matters) and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Be sure to check out the link ups and get inspired to do some awesome sewing this weekend!!