After posting the Ocean Wave quilt from Statesboro I decided to pull two of my OW quilts from my own collection. The memory failure wasn't when I went to look for them...it was how I remembered them! I had told several of you that my quilt had 1-1/2 and 2-1/2 inch hsts...well it is more like 1-1/4 and 3 inches. (And that my friends is why we do appraisals and documentation on our quilts!)
First is this turn of the century OW with the large "mostly" 3 inch HST. This came from Pennsylvania (doesn't it just scream it!) I purchased it in Gettysburg at a street fair in the early 90's.
It was definitely a "I love these fabrics" purchase. The mix of pinks with yellows, blues and blacks just makes me smile. Also, the maker wasn't too concerned about the dark and light placement. Sometimes that can make this pattern look very formal but when you ignore the pattern...fun. (repeat after me..."this does not have to be perfect"...just feel the stress leave your shoulders...)The second quilt was purchased in the same area of Pennsylvania around the same time. It is from the 1940's and uses a peach sateen cotton that still shows the pencil quilting marks. The hst measure 1-1/4 finished...we are talking tiny! I haven't had this quilt out in awhile and can honestly say I like it better now than when I bought it! Isn't that a great feeling!
The fabric choices have a rather modern feel...a bit like the Material Obsession books that I am drawn to right now. (check out the red polka dot in this quilt...I'm using lots of that right now!)
If you are thinking of making your own Ocean Waves quilt you may want to start at Bonnie Hunter's website, Quiltville.com, where she has a free pattern for one using 1-1/2 inch finished HST (of course that can be changed! Personally I am leaning towards the 2 inch like the Statesboro quilt!)
I was asked in my last post if my cats like quilts...of course. They also like to have their photos taken with the quilts. Can be quite a challenge to do quilt photos sessions!