Clouds & Water Quilt

I finally got my mother’s quilt all finished up!

Clouds & Water

To tell the story of this quilt again, it’s 100% fabric that my mother gave me.  She had slowly collected fabrics with cloud and water imagery and she wanted them all in one quilt. Along with the cloud and water fabric, she also had all of these solids and I knew I was going to lean heavily on them to make this a quilt that is my voice. I actually really love a challenge like this… I like being given certain confines that I have to design within – it forces some of the decisions. It’s a bit small for my bed here but it’s just the right size for my mother’s bed!


I wouldn’t have picked these fabrics myself, but I’m really happy with the end result. I really like the way the fabrics in the pieced strip go from dark, to light, to dark again and I think the fabrics are all featured well.

And I used more clouds for the binding…


Hope you all have a great weekend! I’m headed home to New Hampshire next week for a family visit. I can’t wait!! Summer in New England…there’s nothing better. Except the mosquitoes!

15 Responses to “Clouds & Water Quilt”

  1. jodi meenan August 19, 2011 at 5:48 am #

    Fantastic! I love all those fabrics – would make a great beachhouse blanket, too!

  2. Mary Ann August 19, 2011 at 7:29 am #

    I love the quilting too, it really adds to the overall Snead of water and sky. Thanks for sharing, I’m sure your Mom loves it.

  3. maman August 19, 2011 at 7:35 am #

    Oh! Yes, Maman loves it!!! Thank-you wonderful daughter!


  4. Dan August 19, 2011 at 8:16 am #

    It’s beautiful. And the quilting pattern works wonderfully with the theme and design.

  5. Molly August 19, 2011 at 9:05 am #

    I don’t know what impresses me more … this fantastic quilt or the fact that your mother left a comment on your blog! I haven’t been able to get mine to bookmark my blog although she can check the lottery numbers daily.

    This quilt looks so clean and crisp and the quilting is perfect. Love it!

  6. Angie August 19, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    This is such a wonderfully designed quilt. This is my first time here and I can’t wait to see the rest of what you’ve shared. :)

  7. Rhonda August 19, 2011 at 9:31 am #

    absolutely love it! the quilting is perfect; I love the fabrics.

  8. Scott August 19, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    Love everything about this post!! the family connection, the pix, the design…love,love,love

  9. Jake August 19, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

    It’s a wonderful quilt, Alissa! Have a blast in New England.

  10. beth lehman August 19, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    It’s awesome – so simple, clean, and modern – the quilting really sets it off. I’m going to pinterest it next!!

  11. melonmama August 19, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    Wow, this quilt took my breath away. Great choice on the quilting. Fantastic effect!

  12. CitricSugar August 19, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

    It’s absolutely gorgeous… Love the order you chose for the blue fabrics.

  13. Denny August 22, 2011 at 1:31 pm #

    I just LOVE this quilt! What a great use of the fabrics that your mother picked out for you! You are both so very creative.

  14. Jessica Defibaugh August 25, 2011 at 7:01 pm #

    I LOVE this… and so cool that your Ma-ma collected the fabric for you.

  15. debra August 26, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

    totally adorable, looooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvve the blue and brown combo, and super design!! Lucky mum!

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