The Seaside Quilt HQAL

I’ve made pretty good progress on my Seaside quilt over the last three weeks, this is the quilt from the book by Kathryn Whittingham, the same designer as my gorgeous Cottage Garden quilt.

I organised myself slightly differently this time and it’s worked really well. Basically, rather than preparing a picture with all the bondaweb applique and then embroidering it and then moving on to the next, this time I prepared several blocks and then put all the threads in my workbox downstairs so I could pick it up for short spells of embroidery here and there, like 15 minutes when I have my morning coffee.. I could then spend an afternoon making all the blocks up and then last night I stitched the blocks together.

Three weeks ago I was embroidering the cottages by the sea…

I love this block, it reminds me so much of holidays in Whitby. I finished the embroidery and added the borders. The only bit I have doubts over with this block is the stripy roof, I’ll wait until the quilt is a bit bigger to see if it disappears a bit, but if it still stands out I might colour it with some inktense pencils.

I fussy cut the centralblocks in to flying seagull blocks..,.well actually they’re flying geese but as Kathryn says, seagulls are a bit more apt!

The central block of the quilt is a red and white lighthouse. The coast of Yorkshire is pretty treacherous for boats with lots of cliffs and rocky bits, so there’s quite a few lighthouses along the coastline.

There’s quite a few seals, minky whales, porpoises and dolphins spotted along the coast too so they’ve been included both in the bigger pictures and little blocks too. This block is called a friendship star, there’s another one at the other side with a dolphin on…

So, last night I arranged the colours of the filler squares and started to stitch the blocks together. I’ve quite a few different seaside patterns, in fact I’ve probably got too many as it does need a few calmer prints to balance it out. This is the middle row so far…

…and this is the quilt so far…

I’m over half way now, with just one square block and another beach hut to embroider to finish this row. It does look bright and cheerful, I love it!

If you fancy stitching this quilt (or the cottage garden one) please follow the link to Patchwork Katy. Please note I was kindly gifted this book by the author (with no strings attached) but my views and opinions 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 inking 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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12 Responses to The Seaside Quilt HQAL

  1. claire93 says:

    more gorgeous blocks ^^
    I think the stripey roof looks fine!

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  2. Sharon says:

    That little striped roof blends right in and is barely noticeable. I think you have a blue ribbon quilt in the works. She’s looking fabulous 🙂

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  3. Marina says:

    This is beautiful! I’ve just discovered your blog and love what you do!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Karrin Hurd says:

    I love seeing your progress on this gorgeous quilt. I have the book, it will be one of the next projects I work on for myself. Great work!

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  5. Deb says:

    Those little houses are adorable! It is so cheerful!

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  6. katechiconi says:

    I think seaside villages all over the UK have a similar character of charm and wonkiness. That block is my favourite so far, I think, and I will be sad if you dull the stripy roof down… it adds a bit of sparkle. It’s looking lovely, Margaret – and by the way, I don’t think one can have ‘too many’ seaside fabrics!

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  7. kathyreeves says:

    It is just glorious Margaret, i clouding the striped roof!

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  8. The cottages by the sea block is so sweet – I would like a whole quilt of those!

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