Monday, February 10, 2014

By the Seashore

Blue   Green   Low Volume, Cluck Cluck Sew

This quilt turned out so calm and breezy looking even though it was packed with different fabrics.

This is what became of all the HST’s I showed you a few weeks ago.

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I used this method to make the pinwheels (scroll to the bottom of the post).  I started with 6 1/2” squares…and ended up with 7 1/2” pinwheels after trimming.  Once you finish the pinwheels all you need is 2 1/2” x 7 1/2” strips and 2 1/2” squares to make up this simple quilt.

Music Fabric

It’s full of fabrics from my stash and scrap bin…I had a lot more neutrals than I thought once I started scrounging.  That big black and white Kaffe Fassett polka dot is my favorite.

Pinwheels, Cluck Cluck Sew

It measures about 47” x 56”.  A pod of Orcas swam by to inspect my work while we were at this beach…and then my 4 year old dumped a beach bucket full of sand in my van.  :) 

Never a dull moment here!  Happy quilting!

36 comments:

Jana said...

Wow, it looks great and breezy! I love it too. Jana

simplecraftylife.com said...

I really love this quilt! I love that the sashing is low volume, but still different fabrics. Fantastic :)

Fran said...

What a great combination of fabrics! So pretty.

Diane-crewe said...

love a scrappy quilt they always looook such fun x

Lesley said...

Beautiful quilt and lovely beach pictures!

Jeanette said...

Absolutely beautiful-the colors are fantastic. I'm working on a second quilt from your book now-I made the rainbow square quilt and am now making a twin size of Sweets. Your patterns are well explained and easy to follow-perhaps another book will be in your future??

Barbara said...

It was so appropriate to photograph this quilt at the beach. It has that calm blue sky, ocean, sandy beach look about it. Love your color combinations.

KaHolly said...

Sweet!! A pod of Orcas? Really?

Sewing Mom said...

Beautiful...love the fabrics and pinwheels are a fav! Great job.

Beth said...

Nice color palette.

Kathleen Guenther said...

Love the colors. Have to add this one to my bucket list.

Janet M. said...

This quilt came together so nicely and your fabric selection is great!

Bevin said...

This is beautiful! I would love to learn how to quilt!

Lady Cordelia said...

beautiful! just found you while blog surfing for new quilting friends.
beautiful blog, beautiful quilts. It's nice to meet you!
C

margaret said...

you have certainly put those half square triangles to good use, very nice indeed

QuarterMileQuilts said...

So sweet and refreshing! You keep adding to my quilt wish / to do list! Best, Kate

Susie said...

It looks beautiful

tracy_a said...

really gorgeous - I love the colors that you worked with here!

Pam said...

Love it!

A Quilter's Mission said...

It looks easy and breezy! Love the colors.

pcflamingo said...

Love that! All the blues and greens remind me of beach glass.

And your neutrals are kind of like mine. Anymore mine have things in the background like musical notes, apple seeds, bugs and eyeballs. I have gotten away from the tone-on-tone look for neutrals for the most part.

Helen L said...

So pretty: I love the colors that you used. And a pod of orcas: how lucky are you to have seen them!!! Hope the sand comes out too!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

queenopearls said...

You are hilarious!!! Showing a GREAT quilt (love the colors!!) and then BAM!!! back to earth with the sand. lol Life is like that.... catch a wave and your sitting on top of the world... still have to get home though. :)
Thanks for sharing the great and fun quilt!!
~Christina in Cleveland

Maria Alba said...

Una VĂ noba molt bonica i juvenil.
M'encanta !!!
Petons des de Catalunya.

snapshotsandwhatnots said...

I love that the far away view is so light and airy looking but that there is so much detail when you see the quilt up close - that a perfect balancing act.

Also I'm so jealous of seeing a pod of Orcas - just wow!
Martina

AMcIntire said...

All the blues and greens remind me of sea glass. It is a fun quilt.

sleepycathollow.com said...

Sea glass and pinwheels…can't get any better than that! Love it!

kathy-o said...

Love pinwheels....and the colors are perfect for a breezy day. Sand and 4 year olds...(sigh).

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

Its so pretty! I love the color combinations!
Pinned to my quilt board.

Sarah @ Berry Barn Designs said...

Oh, man, that quilt and the beach backdrop are making me long for summer days - sandy kids feet all over the car and everything!

seamesparkle said...

Love your colors in your quilt. Looks great. We frequent the beach and my 4 year old also likes to take back as much as she can of the beach that usually ends up all over the car and in the tracks of the back seats.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Oh gorgeous!!! This is such a simple yet striking quilt. Just like everything you make it has such a fresh style. I made a pinwheel quilt once but one pinwheel was going the opposite direction and I didn't notice till quilting it. Oh well! I'm sure there will be another one someday and hopefully I'll get them all going the right way:)

April's Creations NC said...

Very nice. I need to try a low volume quilt one of these days...

Kay said...

Just stunning!! I love the mix of fabrics. I always find it interesting to see what other people choose to put together.

Ellen said...

Great quilt. I love that size quilt, and your colors are great.

Angela @ Cottage Magpie said...

Great beachy colors!! ~Angela~

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