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What materials did you use? Quilting cotton

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What are you most proud of? I think the design balances very nicely, both the shapes and the colours. I was trying to get the vibrancy of the blues in the water, and to make it turn gradually into the beach. Piecing the centre of the shell was of course a challenge, although oddly enough the worst part was a row of very small triangles where the fabric was a looser weave and started to stretch on the bias.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Unless you are good at drafting, cheat! Find a shell you like on Google Image, print it out, scale it up on the photocopier, and work with that for templates using the Ruth McDowell freezer paper method. You will need to be very good at small curved piecing and partial seams, and I suspect that it is much easier to sew this by hand than by machine.

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Gorgeous--and not just because I'm wintering at the beach!!!

01/07/2012 Flag

Beautiful. I love your ideas and colors that you use.

10/21/2012 Flag

Lovely quilt! Great job you did here. Congratulation.

04/03/2013 Flag

Is there a pattern for this quilt?

12/22/2014 Flag