As promised, Lilly's Wave quilt reveal.
We were on our way to visit family and this quilt was going with us to be delivered. It was a great day, so we stopped at a campground to eat lunch. It was a very pretty place and just right for taking pictures.
While my sister was making sandwiches, my mom and I took quilt pictures.
This was the first picture taken, and my mother really wanted me to make sure that I got the geese in picture. See how she angled the quilt toward them.
I wanted the lake in the picture and was a little disappointed that the sun was behind her, but I managed to get a decent picture. I took an art class over the summer and had to study some of the element of photography, so my brain was yelling "natural frame" while taking this picture.
What would a quilt reveal be without the back? I positioned my mom so that when she held the quilt it would have more sun on it. The colors of the quilt were much better in these pictures.
I got closer for some close up shots of the quilting and took a peek at my mom. Looks like the sun was to bright for her so she closed her eyes. She did not even know I was taking this picture, but look at that smile. I love her so much! She makes me laugh all the time.
Here is a close up of the front quilting. I really wanted to do a little more in the diamonds, but I ran out of time and really like this anyways. Sometimes more is not better.
The back looks great! I love the quilting on it. Those diamonds are just wonderful. I bought this fabric awhile ago when my LQS closed its shop. They are still selling online, but do not have a store. When I purchased this fabric I intended to use it for a backing. This was the perfect quilt trop for this fabric. It looks a little like it is a solid color, but it is covered in little dots.
The binding is the same fabric as the backing fabric, which I think looks great with this quilt.
One of the very few things that I did differently from the original quilt (why mess with perfection, right?) was to add a triangle of the sashing fabric to each side. I did this because I wanted the quilt to be wider and I could not find another stash fabric that I liked well enough to go with this stack. I had the bright idea to use more of the sashing fabric on each side.
One more thing, the sashing fabric is left over from this project. So, that means that I have come full circle with this quilt, having made the two boy quilts with the left over squares.
I really enjoyed working on this quilt, and I am so glad to have a quilt for my sweet little cousin who will be turning one in a couple of weeks. Happy birthday Lilly!