OceanWaves

IBS2-Block: Jutta H, Germany (2nd block)

IBS2-Block: Jutta H, Germany (2nd block)

Name of the quilter: Jutta H

Country: Germany

Status: Blocks received

Aquarium Quilting Motifs

Rabbit Fish

For a quilt called Ocean Waves, fish are an obligatory ingredient. In the patchwork part, we had already included a fair share of sea creatures by way of an almost photo-realistic fabric depicting all kinds of tropical fish. Still, this was not enough! We decided to populate the wide dark-blue border with a lot of different hand quilted fish, sea shells, crabs, starfish, and even a sea horse... (18 January 2011)

High Tide Quilting Motif

High Tide

If we plan to use more than one quilting motif in a quilt then we usually try to use both straight and curved or round patterns. This meant that, for the Ocean Waves quilt, the Square Waves quilted into the centre of the quilt should be followed by something round and curvy. Since we were already firmly committed to the waves motif, why not continue with “real” waves... (16 January 2011)

Square Waves Quilting Motif

This very simple quilting motif was devised for the part of the Ocean Waves block that only consists of triangles. It is not that easy to quilt across so many seams so a simple quilting motif was called for. The Square Waves quilting motif consists of two lines forming squares of different sizes that run through the middle of the two rows of triangles belonging to each block... (13 January 2011)

Ocean Waves Quarter Block

Ocean Waves Quarter Block

For the diagonal setting in the Ocean Waves Quilt, not only are full blocks needed, but also side and corner blocks.

These instructions are for the four corner blocks. The blocks are triangular and equivalent to a quarter Ocean Waves block (if you were to cut it twice diagonally)... (28 December 2010)

Ocean Waves Half Block

Ocean Waves Half Block

For the diagonal setting in the Ocean Waves Quilt, not only are full blocks needed, but also side and corner blocks… (13 December 2010)

Ocean Waves Block

Ocean Waves Block

Having such a name, the colour scheme for this version of the Ocean Waves block seemed obvious... But there are many different colour combinations that this block can get away with...

Ocean Waves Quilt

Ocean Waves Quilt

The Ocean Waves block is very close to Jutta’s heart. Not only is she again and again drawn to quilt patterns that later turn out to be variations of this beautiful block, but guess which block featured on her birthday in her perpetual quilt calendar?

Author: 
Jutta Hufnagel
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