Friday, January 12, 2007

My Wave Quilt Idea in Progress....

Since I get my machine back tomorrow, I’ve been fiddling with an idea that I’ve had in my head for a long long time. Ever since I discovered Batik fabrics. My husband and I are in love with the ocean. I saw Batik’s and just adore the greens and blues. I have slowly built up a collection of them, because I just can’t say no to them, and they are never the same. So I have this idea of an Ocean Waves quilt, not the traditional ones I have seen, though those are stunning. This will literally look like ocean waves. Since I don’t do appliqué, I drew up a block using squares and triangles that I think looks like a wave, and then I wanted to make a sun to put on top, like you are looking out at a sunrise… or sunset…

I want to make it a queen size for my bed, and have big blocks (21.5” Square) 4 wide x 4 long with strips between each block to separate them. This is so hard to explain (I am not good at explaining anyway) I did some blocks up on AutoCAD, and then printed them and traced the block pattern… I am bored at work okay? :D Tell me if I am crazy, or if the wave is ugly, or whatever. Opinions are good.

Here is the layout. Imagine a 2” strip of coordinating fabric between all of these blocks.
The sun would be on top, then two rows of waves, and then a beach/sand row on the bottom.

Here is what I picture the sun layout as, using all different kinds of yellow & orange batiks. I think a sky blue would look good as a background for this row.

Here is the wave, picture this in all different kinds of green/blue batiks.

What do you think would be a good background for this wave block? A lighter blue? A white, like waves crashing? or a deep green like the depths of the sea?

So this is my idea, I love the idea of it, but would it look good, or bad?? Hmmmm…..

6 comments:

Wendy said...

Sounds very cool, and I share your love of batiks! Hmm, I think a nice sky blue for the background of the waves would be good. White would be very stark, and green might not give enough contrast. Can't wait to see you start this one!

Vonna said...

I agree with Wendy...I think blues...and I LOVE the waves and your layout...that is quite accomplished!

Carol said...

Mmmm, blues!! I can't wait to see this grow!

Sue said...

Wow, what creativity. It will be beautiful done up IRL.

bunnyhead said...

That's a really cool design! When I think of the ocean I see greens and clear blues. I think that quilt would be so beautiful!

MysteryKnitter said...

Sounds great! I am sure you will make it happen.