Breaking Waves Finish!

When I was trying to decide what posts to create for my week in the New Quilters Blog Hop, I suddenly remembered that I’d never shown you the finish of Breaking Waves.

I made two quilts from my Charming Stepping Stones quilt pattern--Rainbow Connection was the other one and I blogged about it here. I like to make multiple versions of my quilts when I create a new pattern so I can show multiple possibilities for making the quilt your own.

It took me quite a while after my Stepping Stones QAL ended to get around to quilting Breaking Waves. I think I was just plain tuckered out! <grin> Anyway, Breaking Waves is the largest quilt I’ve ever quilted on my home machine. Not sure the quilting is all that good, but I had lots of fun with the wave design I used.

I finished Breaking Waves sometime last year, put it aside in triumph and never got around to photographing or blogging about it. Oh well! Sometimes ya just get busy I guess. <grin> Anyway, here are the details:

Breaking Waves
60” x 71”
Fabric: Charm packs from Northcott Stonehenge Gradations collection (Blue Planet colorway)
Batting: Quilters Dream Request
Piecing Thread: Aurifil 50 wt. #2326 Sand
Quilting Thread: Superior Threads, Omni 40 wt. #3072 Blue Spruce
Pieced and quilted by: Jennifer Fulton

The name Breaking Waves and the quilting pattern were inspired by my husband who looked at the finished quilt top and told me that it looked like waves breaking upon a shore. That immediately inspired me to quilt it in a waves pattern, and to name the finished quilt Breaking Waves.

Gotta love a guy who inspires you like that!

Before you go, pop over to my Wednesday Wait Loss linky party and link up! I’ve got a giveaway going on and there are tons of chances to win if you link up your works in progress for the next few weeks. Even if you don’t win, you’ll find a wonderfully supportive group there that totally loves to cheer you on to a quick finish!

I continue my week-long celebration of the New Quilters Blog Hop tomorrow, with the next installment of Furry Friday. Be sure to drop by! But be warned: adorable photos of sweet fur babies are included!

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