This quilt started out simple enough as an Ocean Wave quilt. And then “disaster” struck and I ended up with this Lost at Sea quilt.
My daughter wanted a bright and cheery quilt. And as always I was happy to make a top that used lots of scraps from my overflowing scrap bin.
This pattern uses two sizes of triangles and normally goes together easily enough. I currently cannot find the old paper pattern from a magazine that I used (it may finally have been used to death), but this quilt pattern is very similar.
Due to the the small pieces, and large amount of pieces needed there is a real need for the time to work on it.
So how did I make this mistake on the Lost at Sea quilt? Lack of time and being over tired so I just did not catch my mistake. I pieced this top in 1997 and my kids were all under 12, and we were homeschooling.
The blocks went together individually just fine.
It was when I connected the blocks that the mistake happened. The blocks got turned around and ended up in a totally different design. Yes, it does resemble real ocean waves and we all liked the finished top.
At least the gray and pink striped border frames it beautifully.
Crisis avoided by laughing about it, and just renaming the quilt. This quilt was a favorite of my daughter’s and it is long worn out from being loved into nothing but rags.
The finished size was 68″ x 88″. It was machine quilted in an all over wavy pattern in 2000 by MG.
I love this pattern and it makes beautiful quilts. So far, I have only made these in scraps but it would make a beautiful two color quilt. I am thinking about making a solid colored quilt – maybe like an Amish quilt with black or navy background.
I made the below Ocean Wave quilt in 1990. Here it is in a personal quilt show last spring. It still looks good.
Wherever your quilt journey takes you, enjoy the trip. Learn from it. Challenge yourself. Be happy.
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