Sea Breeze Quilt

by Kate on March 24, 2011

I didn’t really have a plan when I made this quilt, I raided the stash (and the scrap bin) and pulled out any fabrics that fit into the cool blue, grey and white colour scheme. Then out came the machine and rotary blade and I set to work.

Blowing

When I was piecing all the bits together I tried not to think to much about placement, working in small sections and just popping in bits here and there until I was happy. It really is a liberating way to piece and I am looking forward to starting another.

Sea Breeze Quilt

Quilted with freeform lines that are spaced about 1.5″ apart, it gives the quilt structure without being to firm.

Bound

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1 Katharine March 24, 2011 at 8:42 am

I so love all of your quilts for their simplicity and sophistication, colour choice and choice of fabric. And this one is no exception. Absolutely beautiful.

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2 Kate March 24, 2011 at 10:53 am

Thanks so much Katherine, it has quickly become one of my favourites.

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3 gret March 24, 2011 at 8:49 am

I LOVE this colour. And the freeform pattern. Just my style of quilt. Lovely. x

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4 Rita March 24, 2011 at 8:52 am

Lovely Kate!

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5 Ady March 24, 2011 at 8:53 am

Gorgeous colours and a beautiful quilt. Surely the best way to use scraps.

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6 @pril Bowerman March 24, 2011 at 9:11 am

Very pretty! Love the colors!

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7 Brianna March 24, 2011 at 9:24 am

That is a beautiful quilt. The colors are amazing!

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8 Nic @ Yardage Design March 24, 2011 at 9:24 am

Lovely! I just finished my first proper quilt, and now I’m totally addicted. Thanks for the inspiration.

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9 Kate March 24, 2011 at 10:53 am

Looking forward to seeing more quilts Nic!

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10 Tania March 24, 2011 at 9:25 am

Those freeform quiltings sometimes look a bit like waves.

I can’t keep saying ‘Gorgeous!’ to all of your quilts (but they are, so today you’ll just have to make a wild assumption).

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11 Victoria Paige March 24, 2011 at 9:26 am

Your quilt is beautiful. I love the color scheme. Gray and blue is so pretty.

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12 karen March 24, 2011 at 9:49 am

just beautiful, Kate…how can you bear to part with it?!

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13 Terri March 24, 2011 at 10:05 am

WOWZA! Just beautiful. I love stripey binding

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14 Becky March 24, 2011 at 10:32 am

Oh so pretty. love those colors! It really is a sea breeze!

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15 Sonia March 24, 2011 at 10:37 am

Oh I wish I could sew fabrics together to make something as stunning as that, I love your quilt it is so pretty. The colour is beautiful.

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16 Mel March 24, 2011 at 11:50 am

Be still my beating heart … makes me immediately feel like I’m looking at cool blue ocean … and reminds me I need a holiday!

It’s gorgeous Kate. Love the wavy quilting and your machine stitched binding is unbearably NEAT!

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17 Kate March 24, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Has the same affect on me! x

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18 Kristine March 24, 2011 at 11:53 am

Gorgeous Kate. You must have a lovely fabric stash. There are some beauties in that quilt. Love the way you’re taking the ‘in-motion’ shots of your quilts these days. They look really beautiful.

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19 Kate March 24, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Thanks Kristine!

Believe it or not but my stash is very small. I try to only buy things on a per project basis…of course, the exception is Liberty. i like to get little bits of that because I think they look really lovely in a quilt.

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20 Nova March 24, 2011 at 11:56 am

another beauty ;) love it Kate
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21 flowerpress March 24, 2011 at 5:49 pm

What beautiful colours, so relaxing for some reason!
And you know I love the random piecing :-)

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22 Jo March 24, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Wow, I love that colour scheme! I’m really likng your past couple of quilts, they please my sense of aesthetic so very much. Also you’ve used some of the same Liberty print that I’m totally addicted to at the moment (the one in the last photo) – I’ve just used a couple of scraps more on a sewing bag that I blogged today, and I’m ekeing out the last few bits!

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23 Kirst March 24, 2011 at 7:27 pm

LOVE this one. I think it’s my favourite ofo quilt to date.

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24 Kate March 24, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Maybe I’ll just have to make you one ;)

x

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25 Lynn March 24, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Great colour pallet Kate!

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26 Kate March 24, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Thanks Lynn. I really love how this one turned out.

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27 Brave New Fiona March 24, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Very lovely. I’m new to quilt work and new to your delightful blog. Thanks for taking the effort to showcase your lovely work. I am truly inspired. I can’t wait to see what’s next. xx

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28 Kate March 24, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Thanks Fiona, enjoy all the patchwork and quilting has to offer.

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29 Nan March 24, 2011 at 8:15 pm

This is beautiful Kate, and you know what leaps out at me? That aqua and yellow rose fabric – I have that too and absolutely love it. I like how you have only used it the once.

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30 Kate March 24, 2011 at 8:45 pm

I love that fabric too! So pretty and femine x

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31 Erica March 25, 2011 at 12:48 am

This is so beautiful! The colors are so serene!

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32 Linda March 25, 2011 at 6:36 am

I love your liberated quilt. Such a great combination of blues, greys and white with that touch of yellow to add a bit of ‘zing’! Beautiful!

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33 erica March 25, 2011 at 8:18 am

It’s turned out great, I really love the stripy binding, it set the quilt off a treat. This has inspired me to want to make a quilt in a similar way, just adding as I go along.

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34 Alisa March 25, 2011 at 9:35 am

Oh, it’s fab Kate! Love your fabric choices, don’t know that I’d ever think to pair blues and grays. And they work so beautifully.

Thanks for all your supportive quilty posts. They are so v. appreciated. : )

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35 Mandy March 25, 2011 at 10:42 am

One word: LOVE. And, I messed up the previous comment. Could you delete it?

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36 ingrid March 25, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Beautiful!
the colours are just lovely.

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37 Kate March 26, 2011 at 11:51 am

Lovely! I love the improvisational piecing approach you took, it turned out beautifully.

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38 ashley March 28, 2011 at 12:51 pm

gorgeous Kate! all those blues are so beautiful together, and I love the improv piecing!

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39 Cathy March 28, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Love the colours in this Kate, it could easily live at my house near the beach!!! xo

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