Seaside Quilt HQAL

Over the last few days I’ve been busy embroidering blocks for my seaside quilt and I’m three seagulls short of finishing the top row!

Three weeks ago I’d stitched the first set of blocks together and I’d just finished embroiderinfg the oystercatchers

Round the oyster catchers are some red and blue pinwheels which look nice and bright and cheerful, they remind me of the plastic windmills we used to get to stick in the sandcastles. Once these were made I just had to play about with the little squares until I was happy with the layout. I left them on my design wall for a couple of days whilst I fiddled and finally settled with a selection I was happy with. I just need to stitch the two halves together now.

The final section of the top row had another set of beach hut and starfish blocks together with some friendship stars with a dolphin and a crab on. I actually embroidered these last two a while ago whilst we were up in Northumberland. With hindsight the dolphin would have been better in a plainer fabric as much of the detail is lost, but he’s staying!

The final block to embroider for this row was a hermit crab. Kathryn (the designer) had a very pretty flowery bucket. I decided to go for bright red, we always had colourful plastic buckets on the beach. I used a bumbleberries fabric which has a slight sheen to some of the spots, I think it works well for the bucket. The waves on the beach are stitched using blanket stitch with varying lengths, I thinks it’s very effective and I do like the googly eyes of the crab! I’ve just a few seagulls left to embroider on this block before I sash it.

My next task is to choose another selection of small squares and then stitch the blocks together and then the whole row so then the top row will be complete.

This quilt is from a book of the same name by Kathryn Whittingham, the instructions are really clear and easy to follow and all the templates are in the back ready to trace,so if you fancy making this gorgeous quilt too, please follow the link to her website, Patchwork Katy.

Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrin, and Daisy

I’ll also be linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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15 Responses to Seaside Quilt HQAL

  1. Beautiful work. The quilt reminds me of growing up. Thank you for sharing.


  2. Sharon says:

    I too was reminded of my childhood with this posting. Perfect choice with the red plastic bucket and I can feel the waves thundering in on the beach! Love the pinwheels. That was cute….three seagulls short of finishing 🙂 Excited for our next posting ~


  3. Your seaside quilt is just lovely.


  4. claire93 says:

    it’s a real joy to see this project coming together!


  5. Perfect seaside scenes and beautifully stitched. Made me smile!


  6. seasons55 says:

    This seaside quilt is so sweet, the motifs and stitchery is wonderful. It makes me smile and fills me with happy memories of the beach as a child.

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  7. kathyreeves says:

    I love your little hermit crab, the bucket is just perfect! What a great quilt to remind you of so many happy times!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Karrin Hurd says:

    I love seeing how this quilt is progressing! Great work!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Deb says:

    This quilt work just makes me smile! Your doing such a lovely job of putting it together! Love the bucket.😍

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Jenny Benton says:

    Your sea side quilt is coming along so well, a lot of work but you are enjoying it of course. Looking forward to seeing it progress and eventually completed.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. tinaor says:

    I love seeing this grow. Cute hermit crab in the bucket!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Jane M says:

    This is looking fabulous. I love all the little details

    Liked by 1 person

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