Tsunami (Giant Storm at Sea)

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Tsunami (Giant Storm at Sea) Link to website or photo www.quiltscapesquilting.com/patterns What are you most proud of? The illusion of movement in this stunning quilt is created by straight-line stitching as well as the gradation between lights and darks. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Sort your old denims into four or five contrasting shades: light, medium-light, medium, medium-dark, and darks. Press seams OPEN when assembling quilt blocks.

What you will need

  • Repurposed denims
  • khakis and corduroy pants

Q&A with Deonn @ Quiltscapes

Bonnie Wilson asked:
I love this! It's just what I was looking for! My 17 year old son wants a quilt that has black, grey, and white shades. I showed him this and he said Cool, but it looks hard. I showed him the close ups and how the illusion of curves are made. I have a question, though. Did you use different shades of greys or mottled fabric for the corners of the square within a square block or is that the effect from the light? What fabric did you use (like Bella solids?)
Deonn @ Quiltscapes answered:
Awesome, Bonnie! The "fabrics" are all repurposed black denims. The darks are from the inside of pants and the mottled look is from the outside of the pants. The beiges are old khakis and corduroys. :) In my opinion, any tone-on-tone fabric or something that"reads" as a solid will have better contrast between lights and darks, which is key in the design. I divided my scraps into three different shades of blacks/greys and three shades of beige. I also quilted it using variegated beige thread. Hope that helps!
Sew Well Maide asked:
I love the cheater factor with this pattern - curves with straight lines!!!
Deonn @ Quiltscapes answered:
Yes, I love the illusion of this design. You can read more about it on my blog http://quiltscapesquilting.blogspot.com
Peg Fogg asked:
Can I get this pattern Tsunami here or must I go elsewhere?
Deonn @ Quiltscapes answered:
You can find the pattern right here! http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilting/home-decor/tsunami-giant-storm-at-sea/4662
nancysenv4692984 asked:
Love, love the movement. Its beautiful as is but I'm wondering about this pattern in bright colors, or just blues...hmmmm.
Deonn @ Quiltscapes answered:
It looks great in brights too, just as long as you have enough contrast in tone to be able to see the pattern emerge.
carpenter star asked:
Sew pretty. I made this many years ago and put tiny pieced houses in the middle square. I love mine.
Deonn @ Quiltscapes answered:
Great idea to put something in the middle squares. Could work as a memory quilt too. I'm thinking about putting my son's military patches in some of the squares.

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