Tuesday, December 10, 2013

marley of the sea {do.good}



Anyone who follows me on IG—@nohatsquilts—has probably caught a snippet or two of this design the past few days.  You see, with the last of my circle's September blocks in hand, Sunday seemed like a perfect day to get started on a layout.  But because I'm me and can't really steer clear of some generally organized scheme, first I had to do a little sorting.  So into three stacks these little fish went:  light, medium, and dark (by background).  (I think you can guess how those piles came into play.)

Much thanks to Allison, Ben, Big Mama Quilts, Debora, Lisa, Nicole, Tara, and Vanessa.
This literally couldn't have been done without you all :o)

This quilt was originally inspired by Julie of 627handwork's Marley pattern (part of her *free* block rock'n series), but when I arranged them in the proper Marley sequence, the result was a little too chaotic for my liking.  So instead of flocks of three little birds, I opted for one big school of fish.


Swimming in a sea of Aurifil 2021 :)


I'd say my Believe Circle mates followed the "channel your inner Cath of Wombat Quilts" directive to a tee :)  Added bonus?  This finish comes in the nick of time for Rachel of Stitched in Color's annual Celebrate Good Stitches, an event that honors the 250 volunteer stitches and quilters who make up the 25 circles of do.Good Stitches.


Now it's off to be washed, wrapped, and posted to My Very Own Blanket—a midwestern charity that benefits foster children—just in time to spread some warmth this holiday season.

Now that's something to celebrate.

28 comments:

  1. The different tones in this evoke shimmering water. Another gorgeous finish!!

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  2. it's just beautiful. i love the quilting!

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  3. Beautiful quilt! You organized what could have been chaos.

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  4. Gorgeous and for a great cause! It is stunning!

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  5. it's GORGEOUS!!!!! especially love the ombre.

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  6. Wowee!! What a gorgeous design. Congratulations Believe circle on a great finish!!

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  7. Don't forget to add your photo to our Flickr groups too, so I can invite this to the permanent DGS finished quilts pool =)

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  8. Wow - this is stunning! You do Wombat Quilts proud :D

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  9. I love love love your quilt! It's really hard to make such a versatile quilt using only a very few colors. Great work!

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  10. This is totally stunning - great work Sarah! Your bee mates did a fab job too. I think its particularly nice that you've made something that will be really appealing to boys - I bet boy quilts are generally underrepresented.

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  11. This is fabulous, not to mention inspirational as I take on a quilter role in my circle next year!

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  12. I have been watching this one come along in the Flickr group and loving it. I should have known it was yours! I always love your quilts, and this one is no exception! Great design concept!

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  13. I'm just gonna continue to rip you off....er I mean "be inspired" by you, and add some of these blocks to my niece's quilt.

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  14. So beautiful! I love the dark to light gradient.

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  15. What a wonderful quilt. Whoever is getting it will sure be pleased.

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  16. oh my god, this one is just so wow, im in love

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  17. I am in love with the layout of the blocks you chose but also the colors are just so warm and inviting! Beautiful finish!

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  18. This is seriously gorgeous. Your group did a fabulous job with their scraps. Love.

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  19. WOW!! it's gorgeous ... I can't get my words out!

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  20. Really great quilt! And so wonderful that you did it for a charity. Congrats on all.

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  21. Such a beautiful quilt. Love all the blue!!

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