Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sand and Surf Quilt done!

Here is the quilt I was telling you about yesterday. Yesterday was a beautiful day here, slightly overcast, perfect for taking pictures outside! And it cooled down! I finally have this quilt done! I love how it turned out, and that it is big!
When I was making this I had to sew it twice because I did not follow the instructions correctly, and did not match the fabrics correctly. Can you say pain?!
I have mentioned before that I am trying not to buy any fabric, just use up what I have in my stash, and so I have had this fabric for a long time. The down side to that is that I did not think about the binding. So I tried my hardest to get something that would match from Joann's. It is not my favorite, but it works.
I just love the beachy feeling this quilt has. If only I lived by a beach - I guess we could take it to the lake.
Here it is in all its glory.
I am not sure why I am showing you this, but this is what the finished huge squares look like. For some reason I took a picture of the one that I used the same fabric around 3 of the center squares. But I was out of options and patience - so I just did it. You probably would not have noticed had I not said anything, right? Me and my mouth.

Hope that everyone is having a great time as summer wraps up. One of my kids starts school next week, and I am just looking forward to a more steady routine! But I have a ton to do to get ready . . .
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  1. Wonderful...super....awesome. The perfect beach quilt (even if you only have the lake option :)

  2. Love those colors!! I think it would look great in a bedroom, so calm and subtle.

  3. Wow quilts are so cool. I don't have the skills myself.

  4. One beautiful quilt! I love the colors!

  5. Hi, Jen! You've got so much creativity and I'm admiring them all. Can you please share your creative posts at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  6. Your quilt is gorgeous! It made me laugh when you talked about featuring the square that had the three same fabrics next to each other, because I was thinking 'I totally wouldn't have noticed that' and then read your next sentence where you said we probably wouldn't have noticed - so true!! We notice the imperfections in our own quilts so much more than others do :)


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