Wednesday, October 27, 2010

it has a name

not the pumpkin, the quilt.
It actually has progressed a bit more since this photo but I realized I forgot to mention that my husband looked over as I was working on it and started describing how he saw it.

Low Tide.
Waves and bits and pieces washed upon the shore.

It also has a very different (for me) finishing technique. I liked and wanted to keep the raw and unraveling edges of the top intact, yet also was interested in a somewhat more polished finish. So instead of folding the back to the front and sewing it over the top to form a border, I'm sewing it underneath the edges of the top.
Well, the pumpkin probably does have a name but I don't know what kind it is. It caught my eye at a local produce stand and I had to bring it home. This year I seem to have accumulated several varieties of little pumpkins and have them scattered throughout the house.  

14 comments:

Susan Erickson said...

low tide is perfect...flotsam and jetsom....now, I feel the need to go and buy pumpkins....

dosfishes said...

Low tide, yes, it fits, looking at all the wonderful things the sea throws onto the beach, treasures all. Don't know the pumpkin name, but it looks like one of those buttercup type squash we get around here. xox Corrine

fabriquefantastique said...

what sort of measurements on the flotsam ?(helps me visualize)

Mary said...

that is the perfect name for it.

upstateLisa said...

very pretty.

Karen Turner said...

Good title!

The Idaho Beauty said...

Love the pumpkin, love the quilt. Really like your solution to the edge finishing.

Barbara said...

Very perfect name for your lovely creation, and I also need to get a pumpkin now!

Yvonne said...

Perfect name. Is your husband a fisherman? Everything I make my fisherman husband sees something related to the water. LOL

Suzanne Kistler said...

Great name, terrific piece. Love it!

Healing Woman said...

It is so soft looking, like the ocean at low tide. Perfect name for a perfect quilt. Your edging is unique. Great post.

Mrs Moen said...

I especially love those little cocoons trapped under tulle.
I have used one of your doilies in a very special piece inspired by you; thank you for sharing your work!

Sandra said...

yes, the sea with all the things it washes ashore. Lovely colours, a peaceful sea.

ParisMaddy said...

Like your low tide piece quite a lot. I bet it's even prettier in person. I've done several beach themed Journal Quilts but when I photograph them (mostly in beiges) they just don't translate well on the computer. There must be a trick to photographing them that I just don't know.

Your squash is colored so beautifully and the shape is great. They have so many varieties with interesting patterns. Happy Autumn to you Debbie.
s