October 14, 2011

Tropical Waves is Finished!

Tropical Waves Quilt 
Tropical Waves Quilt on Reverse
Yesterday I spent the entire day sewing.  Trust me things slipped through the cracks that made me a little frantic by the end of the afternoon, but look what I have to show for my diligence!  Tropical Waves is all finished!  
This quilt reminds me of the ocean both above and below so I quilted it like many of us view the ocean, complete with a sprinkling of surfers.  A steady watery quilt meander moves throughout the quilt so that it looks like the rises and falls of the ocean and a border of waves and dolphins swim over all of the borders.  DH asked if they were all boy surfers or if some were girls, so clearly I told her the ones that were female surfers were which ever ones she wanted them to be.  

Like many of my other quilts this one is fully reversible.  Originally this pattern was called Country Lanes, but the colors seemed to take it so far from Country Lanes, that I named this quilt Tropical Waves.  I started the back with an orphan block and some extra pieces and worked from there.  Before long a Tiffany look had come over the back and it grew from there.

Dolphin Border on Tropical Waves Quilt
Quilted Surfer on Tropical Waves
Now all the threads are tucked into the quilt and the binding is on.  The quilt finished up at 54"x85" which is a nice twin bed size.  Even Sunny thinks this quilt is top notch.  Okay well this is the best you get for a Sunny picture because he wasn't thrilled I made him stop grooming and look up.  I think it's a little funny that this is the best "why are you bothering me" face that he can manage.


Belinda said...

Oh Wow! That turned out just awesome! I'm having a hard time not being jealous of your work. :P

Dana Gaffney said...

That came out beautiful and those colors are perfect.

stitchinpenny said...

It is fantastic! I love how you finished the back. The quilting is so much fun. The dolphin is exquisite.

quiltingnana said...

I just love that fabric!!! nice job...Suny has good taste

Vicki said...

Congratulations on a great finish. the quilt looks grat and I love the dolphin and surfer motifs that you selected for this quilt. Sunny definitely has good taste.

QuiltSue said...

Your quilting on it is amazing. I love the surfer.