Sea Flower Stripes Quilt Top

Whit, this post is for you.

I got a bit of grief from my sister about the picture in yesterday’s post. Apparently she did not care for the photo I used, which really didn’t show much (and yes, that was intentional!) I had to laugh though, since she had actually already seen the start of that quilt in person… in any case, I completed the top last night and now can take a better photo. So Whit, here you are!

The weather in Vermont is getting cooler, and there’s been less and less sun, which makes the outdoor photography a tad more difficult. Add to that some wind, and you have a photo like the one above!

You can tell I’m stuck on these colors – can’t seem to get away from the orange and browns – but I guess it’s appropriate for the season. For this quilt I used mainly Heather Ross prints – several in the blush and orange colors from the new Mendocino line as well as a few of the florals from an older line. I added a few Amy Butler prints (polka dots, of course!) and some solid white to round it out.

I wanted to do stripes, but with a twist. I opted for this design, and I like the way it turned out. I cut strips of fabrics in 1″ to 3″ widths and then randomly sewed them together. I cut each to a 10″ square and then sewed the blocks together, alternating the direction of the strips.

I hope to get this one finished this weekend!

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6 Responses to Sea Flower Stripes Quilt Top

  1. 1
    Terriaw says:

    Wow, this quilt turned out gorgeous! I love these colors too, so much that I find myself starting to collect them for a quilt too. I love the blocks you made. Can’t wait to see it finished!

  2. 2

    You are a quilting machine! Love the fabrics that you used 🙂

  3. 3
    jacquie says:

    stunning, simply stunning! i adore this color combination too.

  4. 4
    Amy says:

    Amy is right – you ARE a machine! And what a great eye you have. I go through stages with colors also.

    Enjoy the last few glorious days of color in VT before stick season sets in!

  5. 5
    Elizabeth says:

    This really is lovely. The colors are wonderful.

  6. 6
    amandajean says:

    it’s gorgeous! and what a perfect color scheme for this time of the year.

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