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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Under the sea update....as in almost done!


Since dd is due on Friday, its a good thing I got all fish sewed on to quilt.I was prepared to add turtle, octopus..and dd said it is fine the way it is. So now planning the quilting. Got some lovely thread(Japanese) in variagated sea colors...which will be used to quilt. Hoping to get quilt sandwich put together tomorrow...do a little practice machine quilting...then off to the races! Still have a few other things to sew up for crib...like bed skirt and rocker pillow covers.We decided to use the leftover fish fabric for pillows. Thanks for the kind comments and the suggestions...think waves and bubbles might be a wonderful thing to try. Still have to set off quilt with thin black border..then more batik fabric.It looked good....earlier but too tired to cut black strips tonight. Be back later.

25 comments:

Quilterin said...

Wow...............that looks great!
I love the fabrics you choosed for corals and stones. They turn out gorgeous.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

That quilt looks amazing! The colours are so vibrant!

Annie said...

Ooooh, Coleen, I looove it! Look at all those fabulous colorful fabrics. Lucky baby. Good luck with the quilting, you can't go wrong however you quilt it.

Annie
: )

Libby said...

Oh my - it is just a beauty *s* That's going to be one lucky baby!

Kitty said...

Hello Colleen - gosh, what a lovely time I've had looking at your bits and pieces! Thanks for visiting my blog - I'm so glad you did. I love the undersea quilt - I once did an appliqué of a seascape for a cushion at a preschool (long story) ... like you I had rocks and seaweeds and starfish. I think I also had a big red octopus and a green and purple turtle!

Oh dear ... look at me, I've only just arrived and already I'm using up loads of comment space. Sorry!

:-) x

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

Hello Colleen formerly of South Africa. Thank you for stopping by and saying hello. I'm glad you did so I could see this beautiful quilt. I am not very crafty, but I am good with a glue gun and a blow dryer. I hope you have a great week and thanks again for the hello.

Maria said...

Hi Colleen. Thanks for stopping by. What an intersting blog you have, and what beautiful quilts you make. I have my aunts old quilt that she never finished that I plan on finishing some day.
Maria

Catherine said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Now that I've found yours, I'll be back! What an interesting blog you have. The under the sea quilt is gorgeous!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

That is an amazing quilt! Really beautiful.

You sound like you had quite an adventure returning to the states, and then tornadoes to boot. We had tornados in Wisconsin on January 7 this year. We were pretty shocked at how early it happened here too.

Hope the delivery goes well!

Barbara said...

That's a truly stunning quilt!! WOW!!

It's been fascinating reading back through a bit of your blog about your SA adventures and your new adventures back in the USA.

KCQuilter said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I have bookmarked yours and will visit often. Just wanted to say how much I love, love, love your Under the Sea quilt!!! It is amazing.

bj said...

WOW...what an awesome little quilt. You are so good at your sewing.
hugs, bj

Tara said...

Wow--great quilt! This really is an artform!Thank you for stopping by my blog to say hi--I'll be sure to be back here!
:0)
Tara

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi COlleen, Thank you for entering my blog give-away and for your comments. It is always sonice tomeet someone new and your blog is fascinating! I can't wait to read more. Thanks for stopping by:>)

Ruth said...

It. Looks. Fabulous!!!

Hope all goes smoothly for the birth.

Marcia said...

Wow! It is wonderful. I hope you show it to us again when you are all done. Truly amazing!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, colleen, thanks for stopping by, so glad you did & I hope you'll come back again soon.

Best to you,
Rhoda

The Park Wife said...

The quilt is beautiful, when you get your huge to list done, can we add a project for my Buckaroos, I so need a quilt for their beds..

Thanks for coming by my site and I hope you are settling in.

The Park Wife

Linda's Blue Gate said...

That is an amazing piece of art for the baby.... those colors are gorgeous.... really lovely...
Thanks for stopping by my blog...have fun while you are here in the States
Hugs
Linda

Michelle said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! This quilt is gorgeous. Don't you just love batiks?! Can't wait to see the quilting you do on it.

Amy said...

thanks for stopping by. you are quite talented. your quilts are beautiful.

i can not even sew, though i tried quilting. sounds funny, huh? i cut everything out and my sister put it all together. i enjoyed the cutting, though it was more of a social thing as we did it in a group.

take care!

Angie said...

Colleen--thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I love yours.

Please feel free to email me, rather than post publicly, if you want to. I'm just curious where you are. . are you in TN?

We're outside of Knoxville. When you mentioned the tornado -- it tells me that you're somewhere west of me. We had high winds, but no real storms.

I hope you're enjoying being back in the states.

--Angie

Cottage Contessa said...

Hi Colleen! Thank you so much for visiting my blog, and for taking the time to leave a comment. I really appreciate that a lot! Congratulations on your lastest grandchild! The quilt you've made is FABULOUS! Terrific blog, would you mind if I added you to my blogroll? Hope you're having a wonderful week!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Caryn said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I'm sure your grandchild will love it! My best friend is expecting her first grandchild this week - due Thursday. Love your blog!

jovaliquilts said...

Wow, I love it!! Such a great quilt. Can't wait to see how you quilt it.