Tuesday, December 28, 2010

SSCS 2010 What I Sent Away

This is what I sent to Floss in Canada. This little ornament was fun to make although I did find it a little challenging as I have not worked with hexagons before. I really like how it turned out.


Here is the gorgeous table runner I made for Floss, even if I do say so myself. But before you all reckon I am too clever, I did follow a pattern diligently. This pattern is from the book Skinny Quilts and Tablerunners. The pattern is By The Sea by Karen Eckmeier.
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Floss is an Australian married to a Canadian. In looking through her blog to choose a theme for her, I discovered she misses the beaches of Oz and takes every opportunity to get her feet wet when any kind of beach appears, even in winter (yikes!). So this quilt is for Floss to have a bit of the beach with her wherever she goes.



The quilt is long and narrow (i.e. skinny quilt - lol) so it was hard to photograph.

Here it is again in sections.



Note the starry fabric...

Remember those sneak peaks? Bet you never thought of a beach scene when you saw the lace and beads then the starry fabric. Lol.



Yes, really real seashells sewn in with a bit of tulle.



A little embellishment with wool to add texture and interest.



And not seen in the photo above, I added a few lace seagulls before posting it away.

Here is the quilt again in the bright sunshine.

All those shadows create an interesting effect.


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So another successful SSCS with Chookyblue.

Hope you all had a great Christmas! And here's Cheers to the New Year!

20 comments:

Julia said...

Just beautifu, Shari...it couldn't be more perfect for your SSCS partner...and the embellishing is spot on..
Love it, and I'm sure Floss will too!
Julia ♥

Chookyblue...... said...

Shari is it beautiful even if you did follow a pattern......gorgeous.........you always put so much thought into the SSCS parcels......

em's scrapbag said...

The runner is amazing! I love the real seashells and the way the water looks like waves.
Also I received my wonderful charm pack today. Thank you so much!

Chocolate Cat said...

WOW!!!! This is amazing!

nima said...

wow...that's an amazing piece of work...it's so lovely and love the detailing...gorgeous...

i love the hexi ornament too...

Allie said...

Oh Shari - that ornament is so gorgeous - I'd never know that was your first work with hexagons! But oh my gosh that table runner is flat-out drop-dead gorgeous. I have that same book, I'm going to have to pull it out! You did a fabulous job, and I think you make the most thoughtful gift ever. STUNNING.

Stephanie said...

Such a thoughtful and beautiful gift. I'm sure she loves it.

Messy Karen said...

absolutely gorgeous. and the ornament is just so adorable. very nice work.

Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely gift for Floss, Shari! And how very sweet of you to 'give' her the sea she is missing. Beautiful, with those beads!

Blogless me said...

Shari, these are beautiful and you are right - I saw the sneak peaks and never thought of a beach :-)

Merry Christmas to you and best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year for you and your loved ones!

Floss said...

You are right, it is perfect for me. Thanks again, I just love it. I think I'm going to use it as a wall hanging so I can see it every day :)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my gosh! That is stunning!! I would hang that on my wall. It is a piece of art!

Sue said...

Shari, it's amazing. I know Floss loves it. She told me so.
You are so clever.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wow! I love this quilt! I can just see the beach - wish I was there right now. :) blessings, marlene

Janet said...

The ornament is lovely and the runner is flippin awesome! You did such a beautiful job of it, love it.

Wendy said...

This is a beautiful skinny quilt. I love making those!

Thimbelina said...

To echo a lot of your earlier comments....the word that comes to mind is AMAZING! What a beautiful gift...I love it!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Hi Shari, just came across from chooky's blog to say how fabulous I think this is, so mpleased you included extra shots so i could look close up, I want it on my wall!!

loulee said...

Your 'skinny dipping' quilt is amazing. Such a lucky partner.
All the very best for 2011. Lou xx

MARIA CRISTINA said...

Maravilloso trabajo! Felicitaciones!

Maukie - the virtual cat

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