Friday, May 18, 2012

Bermuda Blues-Blogger's Quilt Festival


Amy's Creative Side




This is Bermuda Blues.  This quilt has been percolating in my mind since I moved to Bermuda six months ago.  If you have ever visited Bermuda you know how breathtaking the water colors are.  My creative mind needed to try and capture those colors.  I think the variations of water color around the reef that surrounds the island are what intriqued me the most. 
720 two inch half square triangles later this is what I came up with. 
It is a child sized lap quilt-measuring 40 inches by 60 inches.
There are 20 different blue hued fabrics.
I think it has fulfilled it's purpose
but with that being said I am working on a few more (I have left over fabric that has to be used!).
Thanks for taking a look at my quilt and if you ever have a chance to get to Bermuda-take it!. You just might fall in love with the water too!
 









73 comments:

Renae said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous!!
So pretty and soothing all at the same time.

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

I love the back as much as the front!!

susan said...

Gorgeous quilt and I do have to say that I am jealous of the photo shoot location too!

Kendra from missknittas studio said...

Wow, this is just amazing! Well done!

Little Island Quilting said...

Incredible

Lynn said...

Stunning, makes me sigh just looking at it. The back is as beautiful as the front!!

B said...

That is a GORGEOUS quilt! WOW! I am so inspired! Simply beautiful. :)

Barbara said...

How pretty! Very nice work.

katie z. said...

Awesome

Hi, I'm Suz!! said...

Soo pretty!! Great job!!

Hugs ~~ Suz
www.inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

Charlotte said...

just, WOW!

Judi said...

Breathtaking! What a gorgeous quilt. Well done.

erica said...

so pretty, and aptly named!

Heidi @ Buttons and Butterflies said...

I want to jump into that quilt!!

Melinda said...

Truly beautiful! And from the photos it looks like perfect color picks!

CitricSugar said...

Simple and beautiful.

Love the graduated back!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

HOLY COW! Will you make me one? I have never been to Bermuda but I've been to Puerto Rico and seen water just as beautiful. Your quilt is a perfect reminder of the colors nature creates.

Just wow.

Teresa said...

I love it!

LeslieUnfinished said...

I love the photo of the back of the quilt against the water. Makes me want to sit in a hammock and sigh....

Lindsey@HappierThanABirdQuilts said...

Gorgeous - front and back!

Jenny said...

WOW! Beautiful!

charlotte said...

Seriously...to beautiful for words. The colors...I'm speechless.

Melinda said...

What a great quilt and a wonderful back. Love the colors

Janine said...

Blue is my favorite color. Love this quilt.

Jennie said...

So very pretty. I've never been to Bermuda, but I've seen pictures of the water. You did a great job capturing it. Well done!

MonikaC said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the back, too!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous! and the back is perfect!

Margaret
http://quiltsoflove.blogspot.com/

straythreads said...

Wow those are the colors of the sea!!! Beautiful
Ann

KrisD said...

WOW! Now I need a trip to the beach! This is absolutely gorgeous!

a maidenhair fern said...

Nice job. Great colors, amazing photos.

Allison said...

What a cute beachy quilt!!! I really like this!

Cindy said...

My absolute favorite colors!!! Love it. And great work on all those half square triangle blocks.

Eileen said...

how beautiful with all those lovely colors. it's just wonderful. thanks for sharing and have a great day

Janet said...

stunning and gorgeous! And you have totally captured the water in your backing.

Foolish Feathers said...

I LOVE it! You did a fantastic job on this quilt with your smart color choices. The back is so calm to look at like the ocean.

Julie said...

This is AWESOME! I love the colors, the pattern, the back, EVERYTHING!

Martine Kuciel said...

les bleus sont de retour et ces couleurs sont merveilleuses.superbe réalisation

Quiltbenaco said...

I miei colori preferiti!!!!!
S T U P E N D O !!!!!

Quiltycat said...

I know the sea colors ...I love your quilt!
nichi

quilthexle said...

A symphony in blue - very beautiful!

What Comes Next? said...

fabulous colours, fabulous quilt!

Allie said...

I CANNOT stop looking at this quilt - it takes me right to the islands - love love love it so much!!!!!

Marg said...

Absolutely gorgeous, and I love the back too.

AJ said...

Breathtaking! Thanks for sharing!

pinsandneedles said...

Stunning! Great capture of the waters in Bermuda! Thanks!

Wendi said...

This is GORGEOUS! It captures the color of the water perfectly. The front, the back, the simplicity of the design, the colors....perfection!

Pam said...

one of my faves so far for SURE !!! WOW WOW AND WOW....

Cindy said...

You captured the sea! When you have it snuggled up to your ears I bet you can hear the ocean!

Well done!

sunt said...

Am in *awe*---so beautiful, and *so* precise!! The colour variations are wonderful, and the touch of (what seems to be?) lime green is inspired! :-) The shaded backing is gorgeous too. All those triangles... wow!

Hazle
suntred02 at aol.com

My Crafty Home Life said...

I just pinned this. I am not a quilter, but it is stunning!

LesQuilts said...

This is wonderful!
I have been wanting to make a quilt just like this, from Summer Breeze II! Can I use your design too?
Take care, Leslie

Shari said...

I so feel a need to get a beach fix! Although a traditional design, this is so fresh and modern and inviting. And this has to be the best setting ever for photographing a quilt! Lucky you.

Shari said...

PS You so could have called this the Bermuda Triangles - lol

Lonci said...

Congratulation, amazing work:))

Jenn said...

Lovely! Love the ombre effect of the backing!

Andee said...

It is absolutely gorgeous!

Simply Sandy said...

Love, love, love this! It is perfect in every way. The colors are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I just love the aqua colors...my absolute fav color! Great job!

tusen said...

Lovely and great idea with the back. And your shot against the sea shows exactly what you meant with it, I guess :)

sewfrench.com said...

Blues warm me like the waters of the Caribbean. Just lovely!
Good for you in making the move!!

amandajean said...

wowza!!! this is an incredible quilt, Carin! i absolutely love it!

Patty D from NC said...

just love it

Marie said...

So spectacular! It makes me want to be in Bermuda. What a great colour palette.

sonia said...

We've been nominated together at the blogger's quilt festival for best photographer. It's such an honour. Your quilt is fantastic!

rrjane011749 said...

WwOoWw! hope you win!

sewfrench.com said...

Good Luck, of course you are already winning with a setting like that!
You got my vote, anyway!

mom said...

I think I could come here every day just to look at those colors and smile :-) The fact that there is a quilt involved makes it twice as nice!

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

Martine Kuciel said...

je me suis permis de mettre la photo de votre quilt dans un message ,j'espère que cela ne vous pose pas de problème ,merci d'avance

Kim said...

Delicious! Lovely lovely colors :0)

Happy sewing

Vesuviusmama said...

I'm coming to Bermuda for the first time for a week in August. Is there anything I should be sure not to miss? Lovely quilt - it definitely says "ocean" to me.

Quilter Mom of 3 said...

I am IN LOVE with this quilt!!

I feel inspired...now off to go sew!

Thanks...been having a seamstress/quilter's block lately, and you just fixed it.

Cheryl M. said...

Just found your post on the your quilt from a pinterest post. Your quilt is wonderful. I have not been to burmuda but have been to the carribean. I agree the water is magical sense to the mind. I have been trying to capture the same idea but no idea came to me till now. When I saw the quilt my mind thought of the same sence of the water before I read your blog post.
Cheryl M.

Marcy said...

Love this quilt!