Seaside Quilt HQAL

It’s three weeks since I last shared my Seaside quilt, this is the quilt from the book by Kathryn Whittingham, the same lady who designed the Cottage Garden quilt I made earlier in the year. I was just embroidering the last few blocks for the top row with just a few seagulls to add to the hermit crab…

I cracked straight on and finished piecing the top row. I’m really pleased with it so far, it’s such a happy quilt!

I’m working through the book pretty much in order, so I had a few little blocks to do next. I’ve prepared four blocks, using bondaweb to attach the appliqued shapes, I’ve embroidered nearly two of them. The ice-cream is stitched with back-stitch and then I added some french knots in a variegated thread for hundreds and thousands. Here in the UK an ice-cream cone with a chocolate flake in it is called a 99, no idea why! They were always a special treat when we were little as they cost more than a simple ice cream.

The life belt is half stitched, I need to make some white cord for the rope as I haven’t any white perle thread to use.. Once these are finished I have a lollipop and another beach hut to do. There’s several beach huts on the quilt but I haven’t found many suitable striped fabrics for them, like I have two! I mentioned this to my daughter and she kindly sent me a scrap of blue stiped bee fabric to try. It’s gorgeous fabric but I’m not 100% about the bee, especially as he hasn’t come out completely central. I might see how it looks when surrounded by all the colours in the quilt.

Hopefully over the next three weeks I’ll stitch my favourite block in the whole quilt 🙂 If you fancy stitching this gorgeous quilt too,please follow the link to 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, please follow the link for more hand-stitching.

Affiliate links; I was kindly gifted this book by the author, but my views and opinions of the quilt and the book are my own.

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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10 Responses to Seaside Quilt HQAL

  1. Sharon says:

    This quilt is really ‘fun’ and such a memory maker for summer fun. Just my thought on the bee…..I think it’s the door that throughs the bee off, my eyes are drawn to the door and takes a way from that adorable bee. Could you try a solid blue door maybe? Just a thought. Can’t wait to see your favorite block. I just love this quilt – your doing a gorgeous job on it! (as always)

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  2. My favourite for this time is the crab peeping out of the bucket, hes just so cute. I have to agree with Sharon that I think your eye is drawn to the door rather than the bee and a plain door may be better especially as the bee is so cute, and imho he does not need to be central Margaret. xx

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  3. nanacathy2 says:

    I love this quilt, so joyous.

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  4. Deb says:

    I have happy circles going around my heart!😍

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  5. Jane M says:

    Looks fabulous

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  6. kathyreeves says:

    I just love that little crab! I am looking forward to seeing your favorite block. This has been such a treat to watch, you are do8 g a splendid job!

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  7. This is such a happy quilt. I think you are having fun!

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