The Seaside Quilt HQAL

I’m making good progress with hand-quilting my seaside quilt. Three weeks ago when I last shared this happy quilt I was busy stitching clam shells (or waves!) on the main body of the quilt…

The central design of the quilt is now quilted and I’ve started the borders. I’m doing a wavy line down the borders, which could be like the streams or sand patterns made on the beach or even just waves out at sea. I’m stitching random waves and I’m never totally at ease with random! I’ve overlapped some of them and some areas I really like and others are not so visually appealing to me!

I’ve done two and a half sides so far, then I just need to do something in the corner blocks and maybe something in the dark blue narrow border, I’m thinking of maybe just stitching in the ditch just to give a border to the waves.

I hung the quilt on the washing line to take photos this morning and it’s the first time I’ve really been able to see the back en masse, I’m really pleased with the seascape effect on the back…

I’m also pretty impressed that I’ve managed to line up the seamlines on the back with the ones on the front! I rather like the back, though I wish the fade marks on the dark blue fabric had faded more into the quilting, they didn’t look so obvious before, but then it is the back!

So here’s my Seaside quilt so far…

This is such a cheerful quilt, it always makes me smile, if anyone fancies making it it’s from a lovely book by Kathryn Whittingham called The Seaside Quilt. Kathryn kindly sent me the book after I loved making her Cottage Garden quilt so much. I’m not sure if I’ll have my happy dancing shoes on next time but I certainly shouldn’t be far off a finish.

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, Daisy and Tracy

I’ll also be linking up with Kathy’s Quilt’s 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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21 Responses to The Seaside Quilt HQAL

  1. kimsharman7440 says:

    Your Seaside quilt is such a beautiful quilt exploding with visual interest. Your quilting is looking fabulous. Love the back view of all the quilting.

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  2. Cathie J says:

    I love this quilt and I love how you are quilting it. I sometimes think I might want to try it, but I don’t think hand applique is for me. Enjoy your stitching!

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    • craftycreeky says:

      Thanks Cathie for your lovely comment. If you like the quilt but not all the hand embroidery you could stitch this one with free motion machine embroidery, I made a cushion cover using one of the designs last month which I machine embroidered and it looked great.

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  3. LindaSol says:

    Oh wow it is amazing, so much work! Have lovely Sunday.

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  4. That’s so pretty. I like the way the quilting relates to the theme.

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  5. Sharon says:

    The back of the quilt with the seascape effect really is lovely. Great choice! WOW on seeing the quilt hung up like this – gorgeous. I can picture this beauty oceanside, draped over a rocker on a beach cottage porch ~

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  6. Woo hoo! This one is looking great!! I love the summer colors❤️❤️

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  7. Gail says:

    Gorgeous quilting! This quilt is stunning!

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  8. kathyreeves says:

    You are a force Margaret, you get so much done!

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  9. What a beautiful quilt and the clam shell quilting is beautiful! Looks so good hung up.

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  10. Karrin Hurd says:

    Beautiful quilt, and I love your quilting!

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  11. Laura says:

    Seaside looks great; so much fun at the beach! 🙂

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  12. katechiconi says:

    It’s looking great! Not long to go now…

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  13. Jenny Benton says:

    Your quilt is looking wonderful, piecing and hand quilting too. I’m with you, random is not my thing either.

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  14. Deb says:

    The quilting is really adding more charm to this fantastic quilt!!

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  15. Steph says:

    I really love the back!! It looks a bit like an impressionist painting.
    (Of course the front is fab!)

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