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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