Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sea Breeze completed

Sea Breeze, designed by McKenna Ryan, made by me.
It measures 85 x 125 cm.

The finished quilt, blocks and sashings between the blocks, measures 75 x 115 cm.
That is already pretty large, so I didn't want to add sashings, a border and a binding all around it.
Instead I sewed only a binding, but I chose the prints in such a way that it seems that the quilt is surrounded by a frame.
On the right side I chose a strip that changes from pink, that is also in the block, to sand color.
At the bottom olive green, also in the block, to brown.

The binding at the middle bottom block: nice transition, isn't it?

At the top changes the strip from the blue that is in the block, to brown.

The left side.

As I didn't plan this quilt, the batting was too small. The binding is 5 cm wide, the batting 2,5 cm.

I solved this problem by cutting a strip of batting, laying it closely against the existing batting and sewing it with a curved stitch. A normal zig zag stitch didn't work.

This is the lining, which I sewed at the same time.

The lining is attached to the quilt at a few spots.

The hanging sleeve


At the backside the binding is hand sewed to the lining.

Below all six blocks with their sashing strips and binding.

Block 1: the dolphin

Block 2: the manatees

Block 3: the turtles

Block 4: the giant clams

Block 5: the mahi mahi

Block 6: the octopus

Sea Breeze on our wall in the living room. (The wall isn't really that yellow)
It was actually meant for the bedroom, but it turned out to be too large.
With a little imagination the sand color at the sides and the brown at the bottom and top form a frame.


  1. This turned out beautiful! You did a fantastic job.


  2. You have made great use of the shading in the fabric for the frame. There is so much thought put into this quilt, both by the designer, McKenna Ryan, and by you. Good solution for adding the missing batting.
    You have a wonderful quilt, both calm and peaceful but also full of charming details.
    Well done!

  3. a wonderful piece and the frame effect you have added really compliments the rest, beautiful, you certainly find great designs

  4. An exceptional good piece with many lovely details. The fabrics are gorgeous! And the batting, haha, how often had I to sew on strips or invent other solutions. Who cares afterwards when it is on the wall!

  5. This is beautiful! I think your framing technique is a perfect finish. How you must enjoy having this piece hanging on the wall to admire and enjoy.

  6. Wonderful great work dear Marjolein!!!

  7. This Sea-Breeze quilt is truly beautiful and stunning. The way you have framed it is unique and brilliant. This, in person, must take your breath away with all the beading and glistening that happens. Sew Amazing Marjolein. Quilting Bliss Dear...

  8. this quilt is absolutely incredible. I've enjoyed watching you make it and I'm blown away by your talent!

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  10. Muy hermoso su blog, es maravilloso, siga adelante, por favor. un abrazo.


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