InstructionsFor this quilt, color placement is key as the design is rather simple. The only reason I marked it a 2 is because I am already an accomplished seamstress but this was my first quilting project. A true novice might want to scale down the size to 12 or 16 blocks.
Type of item: Functional
Style: Funky, Whimsical, Casual, Mod
All Cotton Fabric with Ocean Themes
What was your inspiration?
This quilt was for a best friend who loves the ocean and has lived in Maui, Santa Cruz, near the Puget Sound, and other coastal areas. She swims, scubas, surfs, and does all things water. So, this is fitting for her and she loves it.
What are you most proud of?
It was a first project, it was big, I had no idea about what I was getting into, I did the whole thing on a 1950"s Singer machine, and I finished it. It is really pretty in person and the colors do work together. Because the top is so vibrant, I used a white on white pattern for the quilt back in case the owner needs to give their eyes a rest, LOL!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
It was a first project and I wasn't sure if I would be able to get through it. But, a friend told me to just get to the finish on the first quilts (before moving on) and you will feel like you accomplished something. I did and I did, so now I am hooked on quilting. Just call me the thread and fabric junkie!!
BTW, after pulling this quilt and a king-sized quilt through that Singer machine (what a work horse), which was HARD, I went into a shop and saw a long-arm. That is when I decided that I needed to learn how to use the long-arm. So I did and now my larger quilts are done on the long-arm.