Here are a few extra pictures of the Sunshine and Sea quilt to give you some more ideas. It's a great size for a twin bed. The sun in the picture below was reverse appliqued and the pointy rays were stitched using Sashiko thread. I've made a couple of these now. Fusing and appliqueing the sun for the quilt on the pattern cover worked great too and that sun shape was traced using just the pointy rays.
It's fun making the waves go across the width of the quilt and I loved adding the blanket stitch by hand. Most machines have this stitch though if you don't enjoy handwork. Spray for the waves was added using a large running stitch. Kinda hard to see in this picture but looks cute on the quilt in person and adds some nice detail.
One more idea for this quilt is to vary the fabric colors in the chevron waves (body of the quilt). The quilt on the pattern cover uses shades of orange and in the one below, I tried more of a rainbow effect starting with yellow at the top. Both came out really bright and happy looking! Hope you try it. You can get the pattern here using our PayPal shopping cart or ask for it at your favorite quilt shop.
It's really great to be sharing a new design over at the Moda Bake Shop. http://www.modabakeshop.com This one has a modern flavor so grab a jelly roll and give it a try. If you don't have a jelly roll, cut your own strips and or use scrap strips from your stash to make this. I used an Over the Rainbow batik jelly roll from Moda and Laundry Basket Quilts. Easy quilting too. Just stitch vertical lines in varying widths.