03 August 2014

seabreeze - a finish and a winner

I've finally finished my seabreeze mini "into the shade"

after quilting it with straight lines 1/2 inch apart I decided to add some more lines 1/4 inch apart - I think my matchstick quilting addiction makes me think the lines need to be close !  I also quilted with matching colours in the three different sections.

I backed it with a fabric that I bought a while ago and then I wasn't sure what to do with it - turns out it will make a fabulous backing for wall hangings - and I sewed some little hanging pockets too so I can hang it with a piece of dowel.

I'm really happy how it turned out - its a bit bigger than most of my minis at 22 inches but I'll find a wall to hang it on.

pattern: Seabreeze by Megan Bohr of Canoe Ridge Creations
top fabric: Prima Homespun, Michael Miller Cotton Couture, and AGF Pure Elements solids
backing fabric: Modern Workshop by Oliver + S for Moda
binding fabric: Prima Homespun in Aqua
batting: Warm and White cotton 
quilting: 1/4 inch straight line
thread: King Tut 40wt #927, #956, #924 by Superior Threads

I'm linking up to the seabreeze mini quilt along reveal linky party over at GnomeAngel's blog - if you've been following along with the quilt-along make sure you check out all the fabulous little quilts that have been made !

before I go I get to announce the winner of the seabreeze pillow giveaway !!

I asked Mr Random Generator to pick a number ...

drum roll ....

and the winner is #27 - Archie the wonder dog - I love your cushion - such gorgeous colours!!!

congratulations Helen and Archie - I'll email shortly !

thanks so much to all who entered - I have another giveaway planned in the next week - its a pattern by Jess Frost of The Elven Garden - stay tuned !!


  1. Just love your mini and congratultions to the winner of the pillow

  2. Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, it's me!!!! Thank you so much!
    I love your mini quilt, I can see one of these in my future!

  3. I love how you've made the mini quilt. I could stare at it for ages. The pink merging into red and the other colours also moving from light to dark .....mmmmm ! You are clever. Love your pillow too I'm happy for the winner.


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