Saturday, July 17, 2021

Gotta whale of a tale


Well (Whale?) it's finished.  It's one of those quilt tops that I like well enough that it doesn't matter whether anyone else likes it on not.  It was a delight to make.  It's such a different color scheme from what I usually choose but it makes me happy.  It measure 80" X 91" and is much bigger than I thought it would become.




I didn't have any one to hold it up for me so all my photos are taken from my lawn.  This is the top half.




And this is the bottom half of the quilt top from one angle showing off the spiral.  It would have been a lot easier if I had decided what to applique before I attached the borders but I still couldn't sew the whales on until the very end.  




And this is the bottom half of the quilt top showing how long the whale is.  I've considered sewing an eye on the whale but it's not supposed to be exact - it's just a representation.




This is the best picture I could get of the whole quilt top.  I find it a little amusing that I made a quilt top about the ocean when we are so deep into a drought.




 I put the leftover fabric into a big tote and I definitely have enough to make another large quilt top. 
 So. . . .
               no more purchasing Janet Clare fabric for a while.




I was sitting in my bedroom when I heard this commotion outside my window.  I knew it was birds but was surprised to find two mail quail fighting it out right beneath my bedroom window.    

These pictures are taken through the screen on the window.  

They figured out their problem and the winner is pictured above.



  

Here are some of the chicks with the male.  They just sat there for quite a while once the spat was resolved.

Hope you're having a great day,
Robin

6 comments:

linda said...

I love your quilt! i really like Janet Clare fabric as well. You did a great job, and inspiration for some of us.

Quilting Babcia said...

Whale, you could have knocked me over with a feather when I saw this finish! Had no idea what direction you were headed, having the version from Quiltmania a few years back locked in my brain. This is a pure Delight! I LOVE it!

julieQ said...

I just love it!! How fun!!! The perfect quilt!

Cathy said...

What a great quilt. I love the whale. Hugs

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness, what a fun finish for this quilt, Robin! It's perfect.
How did you applique the letters and the whales?
Funny about the quail. So glad they sorted it out.

Kleine Vingers said...

What a beautifull quilt, I love it.

Gotta whale of a tale

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