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A Seaglass Quilt grows

Inspired from my big love to the ocean,

the colors of water and the beach,

the pictures of the corals and fish

in my heart.

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Ironing,

cutting, designing,

 

and just dreaming

of the ocean....

And there they are,

a small piece for training,

a medium one for classes

and my big wall quilt, just for me.

Tearing away the paper,

ironing the stones

and here we are!

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Quilting with my Bernina 750 QE

is just simply a pleasure.

The binding? Soon ;-)

From an idea to the masterpiece!

 

Since long I love Kaffe Fassett's fabrics,

their radiance and power are stunning to me.

With a big but simple design I played with shapes,

which I drew on my EQ8 program.

For the squares in the middle of the blocks

I used hand-dyed Swiss fabrics I'd bought three years ago. It looked like they've just waited for this quilt  ;-)

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As the first blocks were sewn, I could already imagine the finished design.

Some more came about, they were pinned on the design wall, up and down,

always in search of the flow of colours and the radiance of the design, until I fell goose bumps.

Then I knew - that's it :-)

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The quilt and its three layers were fixed in the longarm machine.

This took about one hour.

 

The quilting pattern was sewn with the pantograph. While steering the handlebars, I was focused on the laserpoint, so it followed the pattern lines, row by row. This took about three hours for this quilt.

The second last step belongs to the binding, which gave the final touch of excellence.

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Lastly there is the label to sew.

It belongs on the backside with the title, the size, the year of creation and

of course the artist's name ;-)

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