60" x 60"
Pattern from the book Charm School by Vanessa Goertzen
I began in March 2017, and now twenty months later...
it feels amazing to have three scrappy style Ocean Waves quilts completed. These may be the quilts on which I have spent the most time ever cutting, sewing, and squaring up half square triangle blocks.
I used greens, blues, and neutral low volume fabrics...some from my scrap box, some from precut fat quarters, and some from a few small pieces of yardage purchased at quilt shops along the way.
I chose this pattern to make three quilts for three reasons.
As usual after a quilt finish, it was time for photos.
This time I also researched the history behind the design.
Early American New England coastal living inspired the original Ocean Waves quilt pattern. Through the years the pattern gained in popularity. Many midwestern quilters made Ocean Waves quilts, pioneers took them along on their westward journeys, and the pattern eventually reached the Pacific coast.
If you search for images of Ocean Waves quilts, you will find a gazillion variations, colors, and sizes.
It seems to be an authentic American traditional quilt pattern.
Each of these quilts has a different color for the back, and I used the leftover backing fabric to make the bindings.
My grandsons sleep, cuddle, stay warm, make houses, drag around, camp with, and play on the quilts I have already given them.
(What more could a Nana want?)
For Christmas they will each receive one more.
I found I could say things with colors and shapes