I’ve decided to call it the Land & Sea Quilt because it’s got lots of things from land (flowers, birdies) and sea (mermaids and erm…giant squid!) in it. Couldn’t think of a better name, so I settled on that.

Land & Sea Quilt

Land & Sea Quilt

It is BIG. 88″ x 100″. Queen sized for sure and the biggest quilt I’ve made.

Land & Sea Quilt - Angle

I think that the Alexander Henry birds pop oddly in this next photo of the back, but in person, I really like the choice. Plus I was out of white fabric and determined not to go buy any!

Land & Sea Quilt - Back

And just a couple more photos because my sister Cate (who the quilt is for! Happy housewarming!) loaned me her killer fancy camera and now I want it. It takes photos that are so much better than the ones my camera takes.

Land & Sea Quilt - Close up

Land & Sea Quilt - Binding

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  • Frogdancer

    October 20, 2008 at 3:16 pm | Reply

    Gorgeous. It’s a similar design to one I want to make for my bed. trouble is, I keep starting quilts for everyone else!

  • Amber

    October 20, 2008 at 3:20 pm | Reply

    Oh my goodness – you are just busting out quilt after quilt! And they are all so wonderful – this one is just gorgeous! I love it! I think I may have to try one like this for a baby gift.

  • Cate

    October 20, 2008 at 3:27 pm | Reply

    I LOVE IT! Thank you so much Alissa – you win the award for best housewarming gift ever.

  • Ashley

    October 20, 2008 at 3:30 pm | Reply

    Wonderful job! I’m in awe that you’re able to quilt a quilt of that size (I’m too intimidated to even try!)!! I love all your colors and fabrics of course, and I love the patterned binding you chose… just beautiful! Cate’s a lucky girl!

  • Carrie

    October 20, 2008 at 3:47 pm | Reply

    I can’t believe you finished this big one so quickly. I like scrappy look to it and it’s so, so colorful.

  • Terriaw

    October 20, 2008 at 3:48 pm | Reply

    This is a really cool quilt. I love the name, and the fabrics you used. The back looks awesome too. Great job!

  • sarah

    October 20, 2008 at 4:51 pm | Reply

    Wow, it really is so beautiful. I love the color combination and the pieced back. you really are such an inspiration.

  • nettie

    October 20, 2008 at 5:11 pm | Reply

    your sister is so lucky! i love this quilt.

  • MichelleB

    October 20, 2008 at 5:13 pm | Reply

    I LOVE it! It’s spectacular.

  • Sarah

    October 20, 2008 at 5:27 pm | Reply

    Looks great… I can’t wait to start something with white!

  • jacquie

    October 20, 2008 at 6:02 pm | Reply

    perfect in every way! (just like mary poppins!)

  • amandajean

    October 20, 2008 at 7:11 pm | Reply

    wow, you sure are good to your sister! what a beautiful housewarming gift!

    the quilt is so very fabulous. (would you mind sharing some measurements with me?)

  • yaiAnn

    October 20, 2008 at 10:57 pm | Reply

    Love it!

  • Jessica

    October 20, 2008 at 11:21 pm | Reply

    Just fantastic. I love it.

  • Stephanie

    October 21, 2008 at 4:08 am | Reply

    Beautiful and I love the back. What a wonderful housewarming gift!

  • rebecca

    October 21, 2008 at 7:55 am | Reply

    oh Alissa, this quilt is like eighty times gorgeous! anyone would be proud to have this on her bed. i can’t wait to see what you’ll work on next.

  • Allison

    October 21, 2008 at 8:59 am | Reply

    I love your quilts! And I love the birds on the back of this one, quilts should have something unexpected and this is super fun! I’m the same as you, I start a quilt and its all I think about until its done, I never have two quilts going at the same time because I go go go until the first one is complete! Its a little crazy, but I’m not one to have unfinished projects because I’m way too impatient to see how they’ll turn out. I love your stuff and your blog, Allison

  • Stacy

    October 21, 2008 at 10:03 am | Reply

    You are AMAZING! So fast and such beautiful work! I love it.

  • anina

    October 21, 2008 at 10:52 am | Reply

    Beautiful! And I LOVE the back.

  • Katie

    October 21, 2008 at 11:25 am | Reply

    gorgeous! I love the binding. That is one of my favorite fabrics!

  • NikkiRN

    October 22, 2008 at 6:19 am | Reply

    LOVE your quilt! It is really awesome. Love the colors and design. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

  • Marla

    October 22, 2008 at 6:54 am | Reply

    Love it! The binding looks great….the extra little oomph 🙂

  • shannon

    October 22, 2008 at 10:37 am | Reply

    You did a beautiful job on this, really wonderful, love the colors.

  • Amy @ parkcitygirl

    October 22, 2008 at 12:07 pm | Reply

    Lucky duck sister! Looks great and I love the name you came up with 🙂

  • betsy

    October 22, 2008 at 2:02 pm | Reply

    it looks comfortable and lovely.

  • Rebekah

    October 22, 2008 at 3:44 pm | Reply

    this is gorgeous! I love the colors and the quilting on this!

  • Beth

    October 22, 2008 at 6:04 pm | Reply

    Stunning! What a beautiful piece.

  • Michaela

    October 23, 2008 at 8:06 am | Reply

    Compliments on the beautiful quilt… I love the name…
    Your sister is lucky.

  • susan

    October 23, 2008 at 11:50 am | Reply

    lovely!!! i love everything about this!!the colors, the fabrics, the quilting, the block!! your sister is lucky to have you! and this quilt!
    i hear you on the camera, my hubbys ex let me use her new fabo camera for my grandsons bday party and i didnt want to give it back!!!

  • Tif

    October 23, 2008 at 1:12 pm | Reply

    ah, WTG on completing such a large quilt! Wow! Just lovely, and the name is perfect.

  • Kay

    October 24, 2008 at 12:43 pm | Reply

    What a great job…I love how the white makes the other fabrics pop out.

  • Jessie

    October 25, 2008 at 7:49 am | Reply

    This is just so pretty! I love it! What fabric did you use for the binding?

  • Marit

    October 30, 2008 at 9:21 am | Reply

    love, love, love it ….
    fresh and vibrant, simple and sophisticated….
    now I am completly in love with your quilt!
    congratulations on creating this beauty!

  • cathleen

    November 4, 2008 at 1:28 pm | Reply

    It is an exquisite quilt. Lovely, lovely colors.

  • katie

    December 16, 2008 at 10:16 am | Reply

    amazing! love it. wow. i may have to gove it a try!

  • Tami

    December 16, 2008 at 4:32 pm | Reply

    This is such a lovely quilt. Would you be willing to share the dimensions? At this moment I’m staring at a stack of scrap fabric that was meant for a medalion quilt I’ve been working on but would much rather see it in this quilt.

  • Debbie

    December 16, 2008 at 8:44 pm | Reply

    Your quilt is beautiful. Lucky Cate! Please share the pattern. You have a follower in me…

  • josie

    December 17, 2008 at 3:21 pm | Reply

    So, so beautiful. I love the colors, it really is a great combination of land and sea. Your sister is one lucky gal.

  • Chen

    December 17, 2008 at 8:47 pm | Reply

    Hi! I love this quilt and would love to make it. Would you be willing to share the measurements? What a beautiful quilt!

  • Melanie

    December 19, 2008 at 6:14 am | Reply

    This is beautiful!!!!!!!!

  • Tami

    December 22, 2008 at 3:41 pm | Reply

    I said I was going to wait until after Christmas to make a quilt but I couldn’t. The picture is here:

    although it isn’t the best picture.
    Thanks again for sharing the measurements.

  • cynthia

    January 1, 2009 at 5:02 pm | Reply

    this inspires me to finish my own squares in squares quilt i started. i have 10 of the 25 blocks done so far. thanks for the kick in the pants!!

  • Emily

    January 28, 2009 at 8:20 am | Reply

    I am absolutely IN LOVE with this quilt. I am new to quilting, and sewing for that matter. I was wondering if you could share with me that final measurements of those quilt blocks so I could get started with something scrappy too!

  • petits détails

    March 10, 2009 at 7:13 am | Reply

    Your quilts are so beautiful – you’ve inspired me to make one. Thank you for sharing them!

  • Anna

    December 17, 2009 at 11:04 am | Reply

    This quilt is so pretty! Just found it from Crazy Mom Quilts blog, of course I already subscribe to your blog. 🙂 What great inspiration! Love the birds!

  • Cathy

    July 31, 2010 at 9:57 am | Reply

    I saw your Land & Sea in the Quilter’s Home Magazine – I’ve got a stash that is just calling this pattern’s name – where can I find the pattern?

  • Kait

    October 31, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Reply

    Loved seeing this quilt in Cate’s home tour on Apartment Therapy. You’re even more famous! 🙂 It’s a great quilt.

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