Saturday, August 24, 2013

Lilly's Wave

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!

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