Saturday, May 19, 2012

Amy's Spring Quilt Festival

This is my entry for Amy's Spring Festival.

Photographed in the sun, you can see all the stitching lines.
Photographed in the shade (below), the colours and lines are softened.
It is so hard to get good photos of the quilt.
This pattern is from the book Skinny Quilts and Tablerunners.
The pattern is By The Sea by Karen Eckmeier.

I made this quilt for Chookyblue's Secret Santa Christmas Swap 2010 for Floss.
Floss is an Australian married to a Canadian. In looking through her blog to choose a theme for her, I discovered she misses the beaches of Oz and takes every opportunity to get her feet wet when any kind of beach appears, even in winter (yikes!). So this quilt is for Floss to have a bit of the beach with her wherever she goes.
There are a few close-up shots in my post here.
I really enjoyed making this quilt. Karen's instructions were great and I learned that it doesn't take a professional quilter (I am so not) to get great results. This is the first time I tried embellishing a quilt as well. Those are real seashells there!
I'm definitely going to make another!


26 comments:

shez said...

wow Shari this is stunning,well done its gorgeous.xx

sewfrench.com said...

Ooh, I like this!
This reminds me of a quilt that is stuck somewhere in the recesses of my brain, trying to get out! Beautiful job on it and sure Floss loved it!

Cath said...

Shari, what a gorgeous quilt. I have tried to get this book but it must be out of print as I ordered it but still haven't received it. Luck Floss!

M-R said...

Beautiful!

Cynthia said...

Lovely!

Joyful Quilter said...

Beautiful quilt. Your quilting gives it so much movement.

Allie said...

I remember when you made this and how much I loved it - love it still! I too have this book and it's on my list, I hope it turns out half as well as yours.

CitricSugar said...

Very pretty. The fabric choices are perfect.

Helen said...

Beautiful quilt Shari!

Stephanie said...

Very serene and beautiful Obviously made with thoughtfulness.

a maidenhair fern said...

fascinating! very beautiful.

Margaret said...

I love the beach - great quilt!

Check out my blog if you can...

Margaret Gunn
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

QuiltSue said...

My first thought when I saw this quilt was that it reminded me of the beach near where we lived in Australia when I was a child. Then I read the explanation of the quilt. It's wonderful.

Jan said...

Your quilt is fantastic!

Cathy said...

This is fantastic, it really looks like being at the beach!

Marg said...

It's beautiful, I love your fabric choices, and the quilting is perfect.

amy g :) said...

Beautiful, especially love your embellishments!!

Lisa Klingbeil said...

OK, I really need to make this! Just love the beach and your special quilt captures it perfectly.

Martine Kuciel said...

habitant au bord de la mer je suis toujours attirée par ce genre de quilt ,superbe réalisation

straythreads said...

it makes me want to walk right into the ocean!!!!
Beautiful
Ann

pinsandneedles said...

You really captured the beach and sea with this quilt! Well done!

Kirsten N said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Floss said...

I love this quilt and it's hanging in my kitchen, wear I see it everyday :)

tusen said...

It's so lovely, I can almost feel the sea :)

Eileen said...

that is just fantastic! absolutely love it and the addition of seashells is so great. my mom loved walking on the beach at every opportunity (as do i) she would have loved it, too. i have lots of seashells and sand dollars--i should try something like this. thanks so much for sharing this beauty and have a great day (what is that gorgeous plant/tree/flower on your header?

Martine Kuciel said...

je me suis permis de mettre la photo de votre quilt dans un message ,j'espère que cela ne vous pose pas de problème ,merci d'avance

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