Seaside HQAL

I haven’t got as much done on my Seaside quilt as I had hoped, Christmas preparations and making Christmas presents have taken priority, it seems to be sneaking up rather quickly this year!

Three weeks ago I was skipping a little happy dance having finished the main part of my quilt with just the borders to decide before I started sandwiching and hand quilting it…

I was undecided about borders, in the book ‘The Seaside Quilt’ the designer Kathryn Whittingham (of Patchwork Katy) chose a simple border with a 2″ border of dark blue followed by a 4″ border of a neutral colour and some cornerstones of fussycut fabrics. She felt it was a busy quilt and it needed a calmer border. I was still torn with a piano key border which I used so successfully round my cottage garden quilt. I had a play…

…she was right! I did however decide I wanted a narrower dark blue inner border so I cut out 1.5″ strips so the finished stitched 1″ border would follow on from the block borders. I used a sandy coloured print for the main border with corner stones of the brighter blue and the fishing village print – I do like that fabric.

This morning I tried to photograph it all, it’s too big for my design wall now so I laid it out on the floor of the spare bedroom, stood on tippy toe on a stool with my phone held out as high and level as I could…and I still couldn’t quite get it all on, and it’s not in focus, but you get the idea 🙂

That was the best photo from about twenty!

Once it’s quilted I’m thinking of a dark blue binding with a red flange, but that’s quite a while off! I just need to check I have a big enough piece of wadding and create a backing piece then I can start quilting it. I think it will be a perfect project for winter!

My next post about my Seaside Quilt will be on Boxing Day…less than three weeks to Christmas, I must buy some Christmas cards!

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 HQAL

  1. Kim Sharman says:

    The border you have decided upon is perfect for your gorgeous quilt. So much fabulous detail can be seen in your quilt; such a lot of work!

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  2. kathyreeves says:

    Your border choice is perfect, the dark blue brings out the blues and the light outer border calms it all down. The cornerstones set you up for that touch of red in the binding. Fabulous!

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  3. Ivani says:

    A dark blue binding with a red flange sounds perfect for it. It is a lovely quilt.

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  4. Betty Macpherson-Veitch says:

    I love this quilt. It is beautiful and also bring back memories of holidays when I looked at it.

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  5. I like the idea of a dark blue binding.

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  6. Sharon says:

    Your border choice seems to be the concensus so far and I agree, along with agreeing Christmas has been sneaking up rather quickly this year. She is the perfect quilt for winter quilting.

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! It will be a great project for winter quilting!

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  8. Again a fabulous quilt and I am in agreement with everyone about your choice of border and the binding will need a flash of red I think.

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  9. Karrin Hurd says:

    Love your seaside quilt! I hope to start that in the New Year. Like you, I have been working on Christmas gifts and decorating. Happy stitching!

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  10. Oh my goodness this is looking amazing! It’s been fun to follow its progression!

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  11. Jenny Benton says:

    It’s looking so good, I’m sure you are going to enjoy quilting it. Then you get to admire all those beautiful blocks again!

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  12. Mia is mine says:

    Yes! I love your choice of border! The cornerstones are the perfect “pop”! Nice job!

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  13. Deb says:

    That border is perfect! I laughed at the picture taking dilemma, I have to stand on the couch to take photo of my large quilts.😀

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  14. You have accomplished a lot with this quilt and it will be stunning hand quilted. The border is perfect and a red binding will really set it off! I really like this pattern. Reminder of Rockport and days when I lived in Corpus Christi! Hugs – and great job!

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  15. Jane M says:

    I loved the piano keys around your cottage garden quilt but you are right it would distract from the gorgeous seaside quilt. It looks fantastic.

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  16. nanacathy2 says:

    Just love this quilt. Reminds me of ones I saw at the Whitby quilt show.


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