Dreaming of Water – again

My family knows that I often dream of spending time staring at beautiful water views.  This rarely happens in my life, but even thinking about looking at water makes me calmer.  I imagine this is why, time and again, my quilts include beautiful blues and aquas.

I love the intense, hand dyed colors of my original Turnstile quilt.  Those Marcia Derse fabrics are beautiful!  Yet, ever since I made that quilt, I’ve wanted to make another one in a fresher, brighter color scheme. Now seems like a good time since I’ll be teaching this class at AQS in Chattanooga later this fall.  I thought I had a charm pack in my stash that would be perfect, but I couldn’t find it. (…the danger and delight of too much fabric!)

As I was looking, I stumbled across this pretty Palm Springs line by Michele D’Amore for Benartex.  I picked it up during Quilt Market a while ago and it is just right for the watery feel I love.

I’m going to alter the pattern a bit and use the same color for the centers as for the background.  I think that will add to the airy feel.  I’m also going to use the same four fabrics for all the blocks instead of a charm pack as in the original quilt.  Altering patterns a bit like this is one of my favorite things about quilting – so many possibilities!

I am a little concerned that there will be too much white in my plan, but I’m going to dive in and see how it looks.  All the cutting is done – now to the fun sewing!

Is there a place or view you dream of time and again?

  • Jayne
    Posted at 13:29h, 16 June Reply

    I am a water watcher too! I think about my vacation in Hawaii a few years back, it is forever seared in my mind ~ breathtaking! I love this pattern and agree with your white background…airy!

  • SeeLifeMarvels
    Posted at 12:27h, 16 June Reply

    I totally understand your fascination with water and the beach. I tell my husband every day, thank you for moving me to Pensacola. I think you're on the right track with that fabric selection. It'll be gorgeous.

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