I was commissioned to make this quilt last year, and although I find I say this often, this is one of my favorites!
The design was my own, and was meant to be reminiscent of the ocean. I used prints from Denyse Schmidt’s hope valley line of fabrics paired with solids. I wanted the various sized squares to give the quilt top some movement, and I quilted it with wavy lines meant to invoke– what else?– waves!
I kept the back simple, with just a few larger blue squares. I am glad, because it kept the back calm and complemented how busy the front was!
I had to send this quilt off to its new home just as I finished it, and I have found I keep thinking about this one– I would love to make another someday!