Seaside Quilt HQAL

I’ve made reasonable progress on my seaside quilt, though not as much as I hoped as I ended up distracted this week by the Little Book of Comfort and Flossie the Barts Bunny! This is the quilt design by Kathryn Whittingham, she kindly gave me the book after I enjoyed making her Cottage Quilt so much.

Three weeks ago I had finished the top row and just started four of the smaller embroidered blocks.

The lifebuoy still needed some rope stitching on it. The instructions call for perle thread, whilst I have a good selection I haven’t any white, so I found some thick but smooth thread inn my stash and used my cordmaker to twist it into a length of cord. Once it was made it was just couched in place…I say just, but I needed my biggest chenile needle to get the cord through the fabric for all the loops round the ring!

Last time I wasn’t keen on my bumble bee beach hut. A few of you suggested changing the front door,well thank you, it worked brilliantly! I couldn’t remove the old yellow door as it was bondawebbed on so I just stuck a new door over the top. I decided not to add the heart in the middle as it was already hard to stitch with three layers of fabric and two layers of bondaweb. If I feel it needs something at the end I can always add a tiny button.

I’ve made up the sets of four squares to go in between the lifebuoy and the beach hut, I haven’t stitched them into a long row yet as I want to see how the colours work. This will be in a line going down in the quilt, it was just easier to put a long photo across ways here!

I embroidered the lollypop to go with the 99 ice-cream though they are at the other end of this quilt row.

Next to make up were two flying geese blocks with fussycut fabric in the middle. Theses are made with half square triangles, rather than the usual way of a rectangle base. This makes it easier to stitch this particular block together. I’ve made all the half square triangles and trimmed half of them to size, just need to trim the others and stitch the squares together. At the moment the blocks look quite dark and prominent, but I think they will settle down once everything else is made. I love this harbour fabric by Macower, it reminds me of Whitby, there’s a photo of Whitby below.

The next block is one of my favourites. The Yorkshire coastline has lots of little villages right on the coastline, hugging the cliffs round the natural harbours such as Staithes and Robinhoods Bay, we walked through many of them when we did the Cleveland Way a couple of years ago…

This block perfectly captures the higgledy piggledy nature of these villages. I haven’t finished the embroidery yet but I’ve made a good start.

The windows looked pretty dominating to begin with, but once I embroidered the window frames on in a very light grey they settled down nicely. I’ve still to do the shoreline and the seal bobbing about in the sea – that’s the grey blob!

Hopefully by the time I next post about my Seaside quilt in another three weeks time this row will be starting to come together.

If you fancy making this quilt the book is available (together with the cottage garden quilt book) from Kathryn’s website, Patchwork Katy. They’re both gorgeous designs and the instructions are very easy to follow.

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.

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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16 Responses to Seaside Quilt HQAL

  1. claire93 says:

    I really enjoy thse updates, Margaret! those houses on the cliff look great! almost as if they trying to cuddle together to keep from falling off into the sea lol.

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  2. Gail says:

    I had an ice cream cone in Stonehaven in Scotland that looked just like the one in your quilt block. This is a gorgeous quilt. Love the houses and the extra embroidery on the blocks.

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  3. Cathie J says:

    I love this quilt. I love your fabric choices. I am using some of those same background fabric in my log cabin star quilt. Enjoy your stitching.

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  4. Fabulous! I just love this quilt!

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  5. Sherrie says:

    Awesome quilt, it will be beautiful when finished. Have a great day!

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous, my favourite is the houses so far and like you reminds me of Whitby and Redhoods Bay.

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  7. Sharon says:

    You’re making wonderful progress on this. The beach huts new door looks great 🙂 and I love the cute life buoy and the houses on the hill. Thanks for adding the photo’s too, I love seeing the country side.

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  8. Karrin Hurd says:

    I adore your seaside quilt, as well as your pictures of the seashore! I have the book and that quilt is on my bucket list one of these days!

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  9. It’s so lovely with all these delightful details to enjoy! Great job!

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  10. Jenny Benton says:

    So lovely, it’s so nice to see this project come together with all the different blocks! You are enjoying this project, I’m sure, and I’m enjoying seeing your progress.

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  11. kathyreeves says:

    The new blocks are wonderful, and the beach hut looks perfect with its new door!

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  12. Pauline says:

    It’s lovely to see your quilt coming together. I love to be by the sea and especially the Yorkshire coastline.

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  13. Wow – on my places to visit someday when I visit the UK – the Yorkshire coastline looks amazing, Your quilt in progress does also!

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  14. katechiconi says:

    That last photo is my favourite, and reminds me so strongly of little seaside villages in Cornwall, where the houses are all squashed up higgledy-piggledy and run down steep hills towards the sea 🙂

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  15. Deb says:

    Your a master at this! Love it!

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  16. Amanda says:

    All the little details are very clever.

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