Colors of the Ocean Finished

Thank goodness for the break in the semester we had last week, when I made time to work on this project. I am excited to share my finished Colors of the Ocean quilt!

started this project as a part of Cherry’s quilt-along.

I made progress pretty quickly by finishing the top. And then it sat for awhile.

It was wonderful having time over spring break to quilt it and bind it. I love how the straight line quilting turned out. And I adore these colors. I am definitely sold on this modern look of solids and straight line quilting.

Ocean Colors

I have never been very good at keeping up with quilt-alongs. But this project caught my attention.

Chq-quilt-along small

I love the simplicity of the design. I love the drama it creates.

At first, I considered making that orange version, since we have a blank wall in our guest room that needs a splash of color.

Instead, I thought it would be more refreshing to make a wall hanging inspired by the colors of the ocean.

So far, I have my fabrics picked out and cut. This week, I’m looking forward to seeing the instructions for piecing.

This is the beginning of my efforts to keep my sanity during the latter part of winter, by working on small non-homework projects that I can actually keep up with and stay positive and inspired.