Remember when I made the pink ocean waves baby quilt and said that I wanted to make a big version? Well I made it - I just made it in yellow, not blue! The first one I made used squares that finished at 2", and just by making the squares 1" larger, you can end up with a throw-sized quilt.
I pieced this version of the ocean waves quilt with ALL 3.5" unfinished squares and half-square-triangles, which made it possible to web-piece the quilt. It also made the scrappy background nice and evenly scrappy - without any of the larger rectangular background pieces typical in the Ocean Waves block.
As is the case with all of my scrappy quilts, my design wall played an integral part. It takes a lot of time to lay out all of the squares, and to make sure that similar fabrics aren't placed too closely to each other.
I pieced this quilt over the summer and it feels so bright and sunny! I backed the quilt with "Amber's Posy," a Liberty lawn floral print. I wanted a light and bright multi-color print to back this quilt.
As a treat to myself, I had this quilt quilted by my local long-arm quilter. I wanted a loopy pattern and the quilter nailed it.
It felt a little weird to be taking pictures of my summer quilt in late October with patches of snow on the ground, but it'll be amazing to pull this one out of storage in June!
This guy has 36 blocks and finishes at roughly 72" x 72".
There are 12 HST and 4 solid fabric squares per block. If you do the quilty math: that makes for 432 HST and 144 squares.
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