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Under The Sea.

Posted on | October 31, 2017 | 11 Comments

An extremely easy finish for this quilt.

This one started as a bright and colourful panel that was purchased at a quilt show last year. I simply added the last blue batik border and then found lots of bright batiks to use in the piano keys around the outside.

I quilted the centre of the panel with wavy lines to hopefully look like water.

I then quilted loops, squiggles and fish in the borders.

I found a fabric for the backing that was the colors I was after. It is a Halloween theme but the colours worked so I used it.

It looks lovely on the bed with the sun shining in. Very cheerful.

It is Halloween and I know the neighbourhood children are getting ready to head out. They will have to dodge the showers this evening but I am sure they will still have fun.

Cheers, Karen



11 Responses to Under The Sea.

  • Joan says:

    What a fun panel. The batik border is a perfect fit! Are you working on spoiling a grand??? :-)

  • Great job on the quilting motifs! I especially love your water.

  • I love it! It is just so bright, and happy and practically perfect in every way.

  • Karen D Martin says:

    Very cute finish! We had only 4 little ones show up at our door–now I have to try to resist the leftover candy!

  • Frances says:

    Super cute quilt, but the Octopus needs a santa hat!!!

  • Raewyn says:

    A lovely quilt Karen…simple is effective…I really like what you did to it wiuth your borders and quilting! No Halloween out our way..8kms of dusty gravel road and only about 5 houses on it – it would be slim pickings for all that effort!!!

  • Fiona says:

    I love that happy panel and the quilting is perfect for it … but now I am singing “I’d like to be under the sea, in an octopus’s garden” … thank you – I guess I’ll have it the rest of the day now!!! haha


  • Jenny Benton says:

    What a lovely, happy looking quilt. Is it for someone special or will you be keeping it?

  • sunny says:

    Sew bright and cheery, and cute! Great job on the quilting. I really do feel as though I’m under the sea.

  • Anne says:

    What a gorgeous quilt! I love how colourful it is and a great way to use a panel.

  • shez says:

    Hi Karen this quilt has turned out beautifully,well done my friend,my Friend Cheryll has had more than 78 kids knock on the door for Halloween,she said it was so much fun seeing the kiddies dressed up xx


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