This is a very busy weekend at our house! My birthday is today and our wild thing will be ten tomorrow, so with everything going on, I knew that I needed to go ahead and finish up this quilt and post about it!
Oh, how I wish we lived closer to the ocean so that the photos could really show off this quilt. This quilt just belongs among the sand and crashing blue waves of the beach! Since Tennessee is decidedly inland, backyard photos will have to suffice.
This quilt is a monster queen size- 80x100" and as quilts of that size go, it was a beast to get it quilted. Part of the issue is that most of the fabrics are so light in color that the quilting thread blends right into them. I ended up with two crossovers in my stippling, which I hate. Thankfully, the cause of them also makes those crossovers practically invisible.
I do love the wide stripes on the backing. I think it's a great way to break up such a big quilt back, and makes it seem more manageable.
One of my favorite parts of this quilt is the scrappy binding. I think it keeps the fabrics from getting framed in. The beach is such a beautiful and expansive sight, and I think the lack of framing keeps the quilt feeling like the beach.
I decided to name this one Toes in the Sand, and although creating it wasn't without its challenges, it certainly makes me want to hit the beach and do just that!