Thursday, October 12, 2017

Ocean Path Finish

After our Thanksgiving family get-together, once the kitchen was clean and everyone had gone back home, I decided to go down to my sewing room and finish my Ocean Path quilt.


I purchased this pattern from Quilt Theory a while ago and I put the top together at the beginning of the summer, but then it sat there for a few weeks. I finally basted her in August but then it sat some more until about 2 weeks ago when I decided to start quilting it.

For the blue triangles, I knew I wanted to practice some dot to dot quilting with rulers.  I quilted a couple of blocks that way, but for some reason, my Juki did not enjoy that at all... lots of thread breaks and tension issues. I got so frustrated, I took the ruler foot off, put on a regular FMQ foot and just eyeballed it!  The lines definitely aren't perfect, but they are close enough.



For the coral negative space, I was stuck and couldn't decide what designs to use! I then opened the pattern and looked at how the quilt on the cover was quilted. Pebbles and wavy lines! Yes!



I had so much fun quilting it!!  And the texture is just wonderful. I'm really happy with how smooth my pebbles are - the practice really is paying off.

And with this finish, I'm kicking of quarter 4 of the 2017 FAL! This was project number 5 on my list.

Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern: Kitty Wilkin for Quilt Theory
  • Size: 50" x 60"
  • Fabrics: Kona cottons in 4 shades of blue and a coral background (don't know the designer or manufacturer)
  • Thread: Pieced with Aurifil #2600 in 50 wt, quilted with Auriful #2780 (blue) and Auriful #2415 (light pink), both in 50 wt.
  • Recipient:  The quilting is far from perfect so I might keep this one



I will be linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday and at Janda Bend Quilts for TGIFF.

8 comments:

  1. Love your Quilt and your quilting! I have been trying my hand at free motion quilting as well. I really like it, but I need more practice. Thanks for linking up!

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  2. Nice! What fun colors! And yay for the awesome quilting!

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  3. Love the coral with the blue! But the texture on the quilt...very cool!

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  4. I love how the pebbles are spilling out of the spaces in the center and the water is lapping up against them. Beautiful finish! I love seeing Quilt Theory patterns remade!! :)

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  5. Awesome version of Ocean Path and I love the quilting!

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  6. I absolutely adore this quilt, Izzy! I love all the quilty texture from the wavy quilting and pebbles and that graphic piecing is just perfection!

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  7. Awesome! I love your quilty texture too. The colors you picked look great together. Sorry you had problems with ruler work. No one would really know that looking at the overall quilt.

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  8. GREAT colour choices! They're so different from standard, I love it!

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