Monday, August 5, 2013

The Reveal!

Safe Harbor is now back home and it is bound and the label is on so I guess I can now put this one to bed...pardon the pun.

Alice did an over-the-moon job with the quilting and the photos do not do it justice at all.  I tried to take some photos at three different times of the day out on my clothesline but I can't seem to capture the correct colors and the quilting detail.  I hope that you can see and appreciate a little of both.


I've finished writing the instructions by hand so now all there is left to do is to type them up, have them photocopied, package them and they'll be ready to send out.  My goal is to have the pattern packets for sale in my Etsy shop one week from today.

Here are a few closeup photos...





As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I made a second one in a different colorway.  Even though it is not quilted as yet, I will post a photo of it as soon as I can get a decent shot.

I hope that you like Safe Harbor as much as I do!

Happy stitching!

67 comments:

Darlene D said...

It's just stunning Kaaren! What a great accomplishment! I'll definitely want to carry this in my shop!

julieQ said...

It is just gorgeous!! Love your words, as well as your stitching!

KaHolly said...

Kaaren, it's no wonder that Alice did an over-the-moon quilting job because it's an out-of-this-world quilt!!

Little Penpen said...

Oh my, it's beautiful. The quilting is beautiful!!

Elyte said...

It looks fabulous, you must be so proud.

Marcia Ruiz said...

It's very, very, very beautiful!!! Congratulations!

Kathleen Wilson said...

It takes my breath away and reminds me of my visit to the coast of Maine. Just beautiful!!

Marge said...

It is absolutely beautiful, Kaaren! The over-the-moon quilting would mean nothing without your gorgeous quilt. What a gift you have in your quilting talent! Blessings....

barcord said...

It is very beautiful Kaaren, as I expected it to be. Very special.

Margot said...

The quilting is beautiful!! I loved!

paulette said...

The quilt is stunning, Kaaren!! You are SEW darn talented!!
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pinsandneedles said...

Kaaren, your quilt is beautiful! Blessings!

Needled Mom said...

That is really gorgeous. I LOVE the border on it too.

Tina said...

Oh My! Beautiful!!!

Darlene said...

Stunning, Kaaren! Not surprised - everything you do is stunning!

WoolenSails said...

I do love it and love the quilting on it, really nice design and appliqués.

Debbie

B J Elder said...

I LOVE Safe Harbor - of course anything with lighthouses draws me in. You did a super job on this on!

sunny said...

It's beautiful! This is definitely on my "someday" list, as DH loves lighthouses.

Janet O. said...

I love that you included the Cousteau quotation. I can hear the John Denver song "Calypso" (inspired by time spent on Cousteau's boat Calypso) playing in my head as I look at this quilt.

gracie said...

As a NE girl, I can "feel" the ocean's breexe with this besutiful quilt.

Linda said...

Fabulous!

Candace said...

I am speechless, Kaaren! It's gorgeous!!! I love how you made the grass and rocks around the lighthouse look so real! If I didn't know better, I'd say it was one of your paintings! Well done - and Alice is to be commended for her quilting!
Cheers!

Colleen G said...

Out of this world, perhaps but you have definitely captured the sense of place beautifully and it will no doubt be on everyone's list.So glad you can put your energy and creative spirit into such a lovely project.

Sandi said...

How proud you must be of the finished quilt, congratulations Kaaren. It looks lovely, I'd love to see it in person.

Stephanie said...

If that lovely quilt is your interpretation of the place in which you live then you are living in a Heavenly place. Gorgeous.

Loris said...

Beautiful! Love the blocks and Love that border!

lorir said...

Beautiful. You are very talented and must be so proud of your design.

Ali said...

It's absolutely beautiful. I love all the intricate details.
Ali x

Linda Crosby said...

Oh Kaaren; you should be ever so proud of this beauty!!!! Well Done!!!

~Laurie~ said...

Beautiful Kaaren - worth the wait! The quilting makes it pop!!
Beautiful!

Bolts and Bobbins said...

This quilt is absolutely beautiful! You've done an amazing job.

Lesley said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I can see why you love it so much! You did a tremendous job and so did Alice! What a team you are!

marina said...

it looks amazing Kaaren
the colours and appliques are gorgeous.

Rosa said...

Simply beautiful.Grat desing and quilting with your stitching touch,congratulations!!

Janet said...

It looks fantastic, the quilting really bought it to another level. Congratulations on your amazing quilt finish.

sandi s said...

Beautiful quilt. The quilting is wonderful.

Sandy said...

Beautiful, Kaaren!! Love the quote from Cousteau.

Edi said...

Kaaren -

Just an absolutely gorgeous quilt. Love the quote from Jacques Cousteau.

textilefiend said...

I hope you post to Sydney.... I am going to make this for my husband who loves lighthouses too.

Sheila said...

Incredible ! I love it and the quilting does look wonderful .

Pam in IL said...

Oh, it's beautiful! I really love it and it's been so fun watching your progress.

Jeanna said...

Yay Kaaren! I love it, can't wait for the pattern. It will be on my "One of these days" list.

My son is in the Navy and this would be perfect for him.

The quilting is nice also.

Congratulations :)

Noela said...

Absolutely gorgeous. hugs.......

ANudge said...

A gorgeous quilt, Kaaren! Really is unique. I love that lighthouse in the top row.

margaret said...

a very nice quilt

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que bonito!!! me encantan los motivos marineros, besos

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que bonito!!! me encantan los motivos marineros, besos

Cristina said...

Kaaren è straordinaria, una coperta che fa sognare il mare...
un abbraccio
cri

Tatkis said...

Fantastic quilt, it is a real piece of art!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Barb said...

congrats on a wonderful original pattern.
This would look great in my new sailing theme bath.
great name too

Karen said...

A beautiful finish, Kaaren. Is there a lighthouse close to where you live?

Kris said...

Kaaren - it turned out gorgeous!!

Catarina C said...

What a wonderful quilt you have made!

Cattinka said...

What a beautiful quilt!
KATRIN W.

Kindred Quilts said...

Magnificent Kaaren! Love the flying geese border layout!! Love the whole quilt!!!

Sherry said...

Safe Harbor is a beautiful quilt. I love everything about it.

Lori said...

Wow! That is beautiful and the quilting looks perfect for it! Congratulations on designing such an amazing quilt.

Joan said...

Love this quilt, I know what I want to make for my sister-in-law, who just bought a house in Annapolis Royal.

Karen said...

Wow, I love everything about it! Your fabric choices are so perfect for it. Congrats! It's a real beauty!

Louise said...

Oh my!!! This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I WISH I could quilt like you do. Especially now that my Son is serving in the United States Navy. This is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!

Well done :)
Louise in NC

Shari said...

This quilt epitomises what we think of when we think of your home region. It's just lovely. You can be very proud of what you've created.

Elizabeth said...

So tempting to create such a beautiful quilt but so little time - if only......

Charo said...

It's awesome, Karen, I love it!!!!

I like the title "Safe Harbour" I love the see , i live in a little island and I'd reallly like to make this quilt.

Congratulations!!!

Karen L. said...

I just might love Safe Harbor more than you do but there is no need to argue over that of course. Ha! It's a wonderful quilt and since I love the shore and don't get to go there anymore, you can imagine how much I love it. That Cousteau quote is exactly right and just how I feel. There are probably many of us out there who have salt water running our veins rather than blood. Looking forward to seeing the pattern in your shop.

Markirhen said...

Wow!!! it is gorgeous I like it

Martha

Michalina said...

It is sooo beautiful . I literally love it :)
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http://brownconem.blogspot.com/

Nancy said...

Kaaren, this is a fabulous pattern as when I get my September SS check I will be ordering it, if someone will be tending your Etsy shop for you. While I grew up spending summers at the Jersey shore (Ocean City), I moved to Maine in 2005 and was so taken with her beauty that I would like to comnmemorate it in a quilt like this, substituting a few touches of Belfast, ME into the one I make. The quotes you chose are perfect. May I ask where you found "sea themed" quotes? As I have mentioned before, I foolishly left Maine to move back to PA and have regretted it every single day. I never knew such peace and beauty as in Maine. My prayers are with you for complete healing and a return home very soon.