Hi there quilt-a-longers!! Hope that you are having fun with your Seabreeze Mini’s! The quilt-a-long is nearly finished, but never fear, you don’t have to finish to be a winner, you can enter a work in progress photo instead….. link up to a blog post or instagram post just a bit further down the page.
I thought I’d share with you the progress on my mini… it’s a beautiful teal dream!
After a little bit of input from my better half, this was our final choice of layout…. I love how fresh and clean it is! With all those angles and triangles, I wanted the quilting to stand out as a contrast, and maybe soften things a bit. As a personal challenge, I decided to give spiral quilting a go! If you haven’t tried it before, there are some great tutorials and hints out there. I ended up re-doing my centre spiral a couple of times and finally, after the whole thing was finished, went back and free-motion quilted it instead.
I have to admit that I was really stoked with how it turned out… after I finished knotting off and burying a mountain of threads for the final arcs. Here’s a sneak peek of the finished product… you will have to wait for the final reveal on Saturday!
I had to add a border to bump the size up enough for a European pillow cover. I thought that it deserved separate treatment, so I gave it a quilting wave – rather appropriate for a seabreeze quilt, don’t you think?
My favourite part….. quilt poetry. Your light sweet beauty embraced…..
Now it’s your turn to add your mini to the link below. Can’t wait to see it! Don’t forget to check out Gnomeangel’s blog for the big reveal and final link party on Saturday, 2nd August!
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