Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Another Tropical Quilt
While the sign-up phase for my Tropical Quilt give-away is still going on, I thought I would show you another little beach-themed quilt. I purchased my Gammill Classic long-arm machine in May 2003, and then in June had foot surgery that kept me from using it for more than a month. I was desperate to quilt something, so I purchased a kit for this fun little beach scene quilt. I am fairly confident that it was from Batiks Etcetera online, although I do not see the pattern available there. I quilted it on my old Bernina 1260.
This scene reminded me of a wonderful trip to the Atlantis Resort in Nassau in 2001. I used a metallic and iridescent threads to add sparkle to the sea and sky. I added my own dolphin button to swim next to the two that are appliqued to the right border.
I have always liked this little quilt, even though it is not my original pattern. Sometimes you just have to make something because you need to be playing with fabric!