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.Kathy, Margaret, Deb, Nanette, Sharon, Karrin, 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.