Friday, May 30, 2014

Ahh...Sea Glass

This gorgeous wall hanging in the June/July issue of The Quilter, made from Ro Gregg's Marblehead Venetian Glass collection, is so aptly named "Sea Glass." Looking at this quilt, it's easy to imagine you're enjoying a relaxing day at the beach.

"Sea Glass" by Sue Harvey and Sandy Boobar, Pine Tree Country Quilts

The aquas, the greens, the blues of actual sea glass. 
Read more about it and how it's becoming more scarce in this Smithsonian article.
Photo credit: Celia Pearson

Sue Harvey and Sandy Boobar of Pine Tree Country Quilts used the focal globe fabric (below) in an unexpected way--as setting triangles around the five main blocks. It really makes the blocks pop, doesn't it?

Then, adding to the unexpected, the main border features this beachy print, framed in a soft cream.

See the entire Marblehead Venetian Glass collection here.
Find the kit for this project here.
Find The Quilter magazine here.