When I first saw the line Waterfront Park I knew I had to have it. I tried to restrain myself and only bought about half of the colorways. At the time I was making this quilt this past spring I was considering writing a pattern for the design I came up with for the Nani Iro quilts and this one. I still have all the diagrams and I may write a pattern some day, but not today. The blocks are all different but all based on a 20″ square. I like the complexity you get from mixing different size pieces together, but the ease of construction when they all turn into blocks the same size. No partial seams here.
I took some photos in Rock Creek Park in DC, near the water. I thought it fitting.
I was also lucky to find helpers to hold up the quilt after a guild meeting after my shoulder surgery when I wasn’t supposed to lift anything.
The quilting was done by my friend and longarmer Sarah in upstate New York. I chose a peacock feather pattern for this since I planned on keeping it and peacocks are one of my favorite animals.
The quilt now lives in the trunk of my car, ready to use for a picnic, outdoor activities, the beach, or if my car breaks down in the winter. We’ve already used it at the beach. Any tips on getting sand out of / off of a quilt?
name: Waterfront Park blocks
size: Full/Double – about 80″ square
pattern: My own design, the same as Nani Iro #1 and Nani Iro #2
fabrics: Waterfront Park, backed and bound in Widescreen in blue
quilting: all-over peacock feather pantograph by Sarah R, New York