Saturday, July 3, 2010

diamond string quilt

This one was pretty easy, and a lot of fun.  I love the colors.  I found the fabric used in the border on a trip to Florida (it's a Laurel Burch design).  Then, made the rest of the quilt to go with it.  I used silk batting, just to see how that would quilt.  My machine quilting was supposed to be smooth swirls, but it didn't come out all that smooth.  But it was good practice.

Here is the finished top before quilting:

After quilting:

After quilting:  

The back:

I gave this quilt to one of my brothers, who has a place at the beach.  I think it looks quite happy there: