Monday, November 14, 2011

Storm at Sea

Here are my friends Jackie and Sheri in front of my quilt Wild Child at the AQS show in Des Moines last month. My quilt didn't win a ribbon but something interesting has developed because of it being exhibited there.  I can't say more just yet...

Sheri brought me her beautiful pieced Storm at Sea top to quilt for her.  It's a challenging pattern to piece and also it is challenging to come up with an idea how to quilt!  I did what I usually do when I'm trying to come up with ideas; I hung the top on my design wall and took a picture. 

Once it is printed out on regular computer paper I can easily draw and erase on it.  I made templates out of two thicknesses of freezer paper and I was ready to quilt!  I should have paid more attention to my drawing - I quilted an entire row wrong and spent about four hours this morning picking thread out. If I can manage to follow the pattern it will be pretty - here is the back of the quilt. (There is a mirror on the table beneath the rollers)

This is Miss Rosie curled around the frost-blackened basil bush - it sure looks uncomfortable to me!


  1. Beautiful quilting and very pretty cat! I had one named Sweet Dreams who looked very much like her when I was a teenager. (Just a few years ago, LOL)

  2. Is the storm at see a scrap quilt?

  3. The quilt looks fabulous! And, you know how cats are!!

  4. The quilting on the Storm at Sea quilt is looking really spectatular. Why the mirror on the table?

  5. sara - I would say that Sheri's version of he Storm at Sea pattern is sort of a controlled scrappy quilt. She used a selection of Cherrywood fabrics.

    Desley - The mirrors make it easy to see the underside of the quilt. I just bought two inexpensive mirrors at Walmart.