Friday, May 21, 2010

Sea Glass

Sea Glass for my Gracie Girl.
Sea Glass

This is my entry for the Bloggers Quilt Festival. 
Sea Glass
I made this quilt last month for Gracie, with out her knowing it was for her. I'm not so great at surprises. She was so excited to find out it was meant for her all along.
Sea Glass  

When we went to Cabo, Gracie and I loved walking the beach picking up sea glass. The name seemed perfect for the quilt and for Gracie.    
Sea Glass

You may remember this quilt. It was the "left overs" from cutting out Sea Glass, but I actually sewed it first. I love to play with scraps. 

Half Square Triangle Tutorial here.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the quilt festival!

60 comments:

angela said...

Fabulous quilt! And what a great memory - all those triangles seem perfect as sea glass!

Rafael's Mum said...

I loved the quilt you made with the scraps and this one is beautiful too! The seaglass colours are just perfect!

Marcie said...

Love the colors. Love the memories tied to it. You are amazing.

shellysquilts said...

Hey Allie, Fabulous quilt! Well done! Have a great weekend!

Linda said...

Love the color combination you used in this quilt, and what a terrific name you chose for it.

SandyQuilts said...

WOW it's beautiful. Now I know I must make one of these quilts. Love the color combo.

Stephanie in Michigan said...

Gorgeous quilt. I love, love, love the colors.

Zonnah said...

What a great color combo!

Kristen said...

This looks amazing! I love the chocolate brown with the blue.

Allie said...

Oh Allie - this is stunning - the name is so perfect!!!!!

zetor said...

Gorgeous quilt, I love the colours!

Holly said...

What a stunning quilt! The name is perfect! As a West Coaster, I've often collected sea glass and you've captured that theme perfectly!

Stephanie said...

Very striking. Beautiful.

Angela said...

I've seen this on flickr and it's a beautiful quilt. Lots of patience for all those half triangles!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

That's a perfect name -- it really does remind me of sea glass. It's a beautiful quilt!

Jenny said...

love the quilt and the story! great job.

Michelle said...

Great colors! BEAUTIFUL!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Wonderful memories! I love Half Square Triangles, I truly enjoy piecing them.

Lovely Quilt.

SarahB said...

Beautiful quilt! I like the scraps against the dark solid - so dramatic!

Cathy said...

Beautiful quilt, gorgeous name, wonderful memories. Fabulous Allie. I love playing with scraps and leftovers too, your Caribean quilt is gorgeous too xo

Lynne said...

Oh those colours together are just beautiful and it really has the feel of the bits of flotsam and jetsom you find on the beach.

Me aka Supermom said...

What lovely colors!

margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Drucilla's Stitches said...

Your quilts are always gorgeous! I especially like the colors in this one! Thanks for sharing!

audreypawdrey said...

I love the color combination! The name is perfect for it, too, and I like how it is tied to a specific memory. Gorgeous quilt!

wishes, true and kind said...

I love this quilt and the colors in it! They positively glow! Can you tell me the solid you used (I can't quite tell if it is a brown or an eggplant color). I also love what you did with the leftovers. I've done that, too -- make a quilt with the leftovers before the original quilt :)

joan

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful quilt work !

Sujata Shah said...

I love this quilt and the name and the story that goes with it!

quiltilicious said...

Stunningly simple

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!

myredbike said...

I included your beautiful quilt in my blogger's quilt festival roundup post!

Carol said...

The color choice makes the quilt look very dramatic.

Candi said...

Stunning! The colors are great and the name of it is perfect.

Marie said...

gorgeous quilt and the colors are perfect

Megan said...

This is one of the best leftover quilts I've seen. Ever. The solid brown really makes the prints pop!

Laurie said...

Wonderful colors.

Katie B. said...

Lucky girl! I love the chocolate brown background.

Quilting in the Pines said...

Awesome! The colors are perfect!

Sherri said...

I really love this quilt...I made one a while back that I named "Sea Glass" too...it's made out of Amy Butler fabrics in blues and greens and grays. Your quilt is gorgeous!

Karen said...

I adore this quilt - its modern feel and such delicious fabrics.

Kate said...

Love this - fabulous colours.

Alisa said...

It's a beautiful quilt!

Leslie said...

the colors are so perfect!!! this is beautiful

Kimberly said...

Beautiful quilt! I love that reminds you of a special time you spent with your daughter. The colors are great.
Thanks for stopping by earlier!

Christine said...

Very beautiful quilt, I love the name.

Denise said...

Great quilt!

erin lebeau said...

wow this is truly gorgeous--one of my favorite in the BQF! http://erinlebeau.blogspot.com/

Stephanie said...

I love it! Great fabrics & design.

Meg said...

This is a great color combo, and a great showcase for all those yummy blue and green prints!

quilthexle said...

I never would have thought of combining a solid (or at least solid looking) brown fabric with the sea coloured fabrics like you did. The result is simply stunning - you got me thinking ;-)) Thank you so much for sharing; be sure I'll come back!

janice said...

The color combination is so soothing, yet bold at the same time! What a wonderful quilt!

QuiltSue said...

A lovely quilt. I think the colours are fantastic.

Kristie said...

Beautiful work! I think I will be following you! And thanks for your comments on my entry :-) It is funny how our blogs both have the "ocd" name!

Michelle said...

What a beautiful job!

Sandra said...

What a lovely quilt-looks like blueberry chocolate to me. Thanks for sharing and hello to a fellow Utah quilter.
Sandra in Moab
Come see my antique quilt entries
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jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

Love this quilt Allie! It's simply awesome! The colors are fantastic.

Rose said...

I really like this, like the name and all it symbolizes...you can see my entry for the festival Here.

britt said...

This is so gorgeous! What a fitting name for it. I have a real thing for quilts made only with half-square triangles... I have less of a thing for piecing them!

sandandstarfish said...

this is absolutely beautiful! I LOOOOOVE it! You really did a fantastic job!

ayumills said...

This is such a beautiful quilt!

Heather said...

Beautiful selections--lovely memories! I need to make one now. . .