June 23, 2017

Ski to Sea Queen Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party!

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Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My Finish is a queen size Ski to Sea quilt for my son.  This quilt has been in progress for several years and has finally been released from WIP purgatory.


I placed it on his bed today after he left for the summer to work on his grandparents' farm.  I wasn't about to put it on a perpetually unmade bed!!

You can view closeup pictures of the quilting in my Instagram feed.  I post a lot more in-progress pictures there.

Ski to Sea is a race from Mount Baker down to Bellingham Bay which includes cross country and downhill skiing or snowboarding, downhill run, road biking, canoeing, cyclocross biking, and sea kayaking.  It's a world renowned race.  This quilt is a Ski to Sea adventure!


I designed Ski to Sea in Electric Quilt 7 to figure out how many of each color combo was needed, and one of my boys cut them with my Accuquilt Go!   The HSTs finish at 4".  The diagram above was used only for color placement and the direction of the blocks in the mountain and trees, but the sky, rocks, and water blocks were all randomly placed with no attempt made to not put like fabrics side by side.


I used several designs for the quilting, all edge to edge to make it more simple.  The sky is quilted with circles, then snowflakes along with stars and swirls on the mountain, the rocks have jagged lines, the trees have aspen leaves, and the water has sea creatures.


I love to put wool in quilts I make for my family because it breathes so well (not too hot or too cold), has a lot of fluff to accentuate the quilting, and adds a nice layer of weight.  Hobbs Heirloom Wool is washable.

This is the third use of my Handmade labels from Ikaprint!


Quilt Stats:

Pattern:  Ski to Sea, my own design.
Size:  Queen size, 96" square
Fabric:  Hatch fabrics and Sketch fabrics
Quilting:  Custom design, done on Gratitude.
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom Wool
Backing and Binding:  Widescreen backing in Blue

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16 comments :

katyquilts.net said...

Wow! That is one ambitious project! Your son must be thrilled! Beautiful!

Shannon said...

What a clever and unique idea for a quilt! Looks great!

Lisa J. said...

Beautiful quilt!

jann said...

That is a beautiful quilt! The more I look. the more I see..such as the trees. Love the sun and the thoughtful quilting. Congrats on the finish!

Jayne said...

What an adventure quilt! Nothing better than getting a quilt out of WIP purgatory, except having out and ending up to gorgeous!

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Oh clever, and well worth the wait. Your son must surely love it.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Awesome quilt!! He will be excited to see it when he gets back!!

Angie in SoCal said...

LOL - I laughed when I read your quilt had been in WIP purgatory. I have so many there, just didn't know where there was. Super quilt for your son. Love that heart.

Sarah Craig said...

Myra, I love this quilt! It's amazing, and quite an accomplishment! Whoop whoop!!!

margaret said...

your son will be delighted when he comes home to see it finished and on his bed. Loving the heart too

Sarah said...

Myra, Ski to Sea is amazing! All those HSTs are wonderful! And I giggled at "WIP Purgatory". I have several quilts languishing there myself. 8-) Also...I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised to see a picture of my heart quilt at the bottom of your post. You made my day! Thank you!

Miaismine said...

What a beautiful quilt! You are so very talented! I bet your son will absolutely love it when he gets back home - maybe he'll even make his bed! :p

Slice of Pi said...

This turned out SO well! I have a friend who has made a couple baby quilts with a similar design. That random layout of the fabrics is so hard for me! Lol! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Wow. This is an amazing quilt. The amount of HST's that you were have had to make......

cityquilter grace said...

very nice...hope he treats it with care...lol...in portland,maine, they have a race called beach to beacon...goes from beach to lighthouse...

Susan said...

What a wonderful quilt to represent the Ski to Sea race - well done! Thanks for sharing this on Midweek Makers!