Login Email or Screen Name:
Can't Login?
The Quilt Show on Twitter
The Quilt Show on Facebook
Daily BlogWatch ShowsAlex & RickyBOMClassroomsThe ForumContestsFeaturesProjectsQuilt GalleryShoppeHelpMy Account
HomePuzzles OnlyJoin FreeSubscribeContact Us
Bernina Educational Videos

Gammill Longarm Videos

Accuquilt Videos

Site Sponsors:
The Daily Blog
Strips That Sizzle  Easy Pieces  
Alex's Sea Glass Quilt
December 06, 2008
Back to Top
Posted in Ricky  |   18 Comments  |   Submit a Comment


Alex seems to like my quilting suggestion, however, nothing is final until it's final, so don't be surprised if she changes her mind - or takes one of your suggestions.

In the meantime, she asked me to share HOW to mark the "Raindrops" pattern I drafted for her. The three images shown above will show you how.

1. First, draw several "targets" that do not overlap. These can be drawn with a compass, or by using various round items that will nest into each other. I used to have a concentric circle template so I know those are out there too. Make the "targets" various sizes.

2. After you have as many FULL rings, then start doing them again, but where they overlap - just don't draw the lines. This will create the effect of drops that hit the water earlier so they are being washed away by the full versions.

3. Finally, fill in the gaps, again, not overlapping any of the lines. I think it is a pretty cool option.

As far as the size of these rings, it will really depend on the size of your quilt. However, I think the largest of all the circles would be about 7-9 inches - could be smaller. I tend to like the space to grow slightly as the rings grow out from the center, but that's only my personal preference. They could be evenly spaced.

I suggested that Alex use a thread that really blends, rather than stands out, because the quilt is somewhat light and the shadows and highlights created from these rings would really be the star of the show.


Previous BlogAll BlogsNext Blog
Blog Archives
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 31, 2008
  Gregory Case 4 of 7 
  Our TQS Year in Review 
December 30, 2008
  Gregory Case 3 of 7 
  Prosperity in 2009 Starts with Black Eyed Peas! 
  HEADS UP - 911 
December 29, 2008
  Gammill Huge Holiday Savings 
  We're Not Spoolin You! 
  Gregory Case 2 of 7 
December 28, 2008
  A Day in the Life of Gregory Case 1 of 7 
  Speaking of Traditional - or Tradition That Is - 
December 27, 2008
  The Wedding Quilt 
December 26, 2008
  Unique Gifting 
December 25, 2008
  Christmas In A Small Town 2008 - Video 
December 24, 2008
  When Santa and Friends Goof it Up! 
  Christmas In A Small Town Video Update 
December 23, 2008
  Jinny Beyer--Ray of Light c1977 
December 22, 2008
  Living Legend: Jinny Beyer in Episode 313 
December 21, 2008
  New Feature and the Jinny Beyer Promo 
  Coming Out of the Production Cave 
December 20, 2008
  Quilt Legend 2008 / Christmas Concert 
  Holiday Recipes-Part III 
  Holiday Recipes-Part II 
December 19, 2008
  Holiday Recipes-Part I 
  Name That Guest Part III 
December 18, 2008
  A note From Mary Fisher 
  Name That Guest Part II 
December 17, 2008
  Name That Guest 
  From Me to You 
December 16, 2008
  What's on Ebay? 
December 15, 2008
  Holiday Gifts 
  Happy Birthday Nora! 
December 14, 2008
  Member Blogs 
  To Scale 
  Earth, Air, Fire and Water 
December 13, 2008
  Eye of the Needle 
December 12, 2008
  Add Quilts to Your Profile 
  Road to California 2009 
December 11, 2008
December 10, 2008
  Whisperings - Holiday Promotion 
December 09, 2008
  Let it Snow - Inspirational 
  My Red Toy Piano! 
December 08, 2008
  Grab Your Camera - I Need Holiday Photos! 
  Chat with Gina Halladay 
  Episode 312 with Melody Crust 
December 07, 2008
  Planet Earth is Amazing 
  Superior Threads Goes to Japan 
  Christmas Lights in Mesa Arizona 
December 06, 2008
  Mesa AZ 
  Alex's Sea Glass Quilt 
December 05, 2008
  2009 BOM Particulars 
  Bernina St. Nicholas Day Sale is Tomorrow 
December 04, 2008
  Sea Glass 
December 03, 2008
  What Color is This? 
  Chat with a Master From Down Under 
December 02, 2008
  Raven and the Wind! 
  Quilts - Chocolate - and COFFEE! 
  Baskets and Blossoms 
December 01, 2008
  Melody Crust - Show 312 
  Ami Simms Mom - Beebe 
  December Block: "Red Orchids" 
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
Follow TheQuiltShow on Pinterest
Search this Site
Purchase a Membership

Basic Membership

Redeem a Gift Certificate

Purchase a Gift Certificate for a Friend

Purchase a Series DVD

Click Here to Watch this Show
Strips That Sizzle
Easy Pieces
 The Quilt Show Contests:
Click for more details
Modern, Batik, much more
Placentia, CA
HMQS 2014
“Quilters Symphony” May 8-10
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Vicki Welsh Hand Dyed Fabric
Gradients, Shibori and more
Online and Custom Orders

Advertise on The Quilt Show