Seaside Quilt HQAL

I was hoping to have my dancing shoes on today with a finished quilt, but I’m not quite there! This is the seaside quilt designed by Kathryn Whittingham , it’s in the book called The Seaside Quilt. Three weeks ago I was on the homeward stretch of quilting the outer border…

Well I cracked on and finished hand quilting the wavy lines on the border. On the four patch cornerstones I quilted a clam shell, this brought it in nicely with the rest of the quilt which is lines of clamshells making a wave effect…

So all I have to do now is bind it. I had put on one side the dark blue and reds, planning a blue binding with a narrow red flange. Unfortunately I can’t find enough of the dark blue, I fear I may have used it when I made the seaside cushion for a work colleague! I was hoping to call into Fabadashery tomorrow as I’m on a WI trip to Halifax but they are closed on Mondays so I think it will be Leeds on Thursday now!

The Seaside Quilt

I’m really pleased with how the quilting has come out, when I look at the photo above, I do see the pattern as little waves rather than clam shells, and waves is what I was aiming for, so that’s good! I also love the way the back has worked, considering I pieced it like that because I didn’t have a big enough piece in my stash to back it in one fabric, I just used some of the left over pieces instead and arranged them to make another seascape…

…I’m also amazed that I managed to get the lines on the backing straight with the lines of the quilt!

Hopefully in three weeks time I will be skipping round my sewing room with glee 🙂

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 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 Seaside Quilt HQAL

  1. katechiconi says:

    All the quilting perfectly complements your lovely quilt! The combination of waves and scallops is so perfect for a seaside theme.

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  2. Sharon says:

    You’ve really outdone yourself with this beauty. I’ll be dancing along with you on the finish.

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  3. kathyreeves says:

    So very close! You will have to do another photo shoot with it once you have decided how to display it. Ready to dance with you!

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  4. nanacathy2 says:

    Absolutely love this quilt.

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  5. Jayne says:

    This is such a joyous-looking quilt! It exudes the carefree feel of a day at the beach!

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  6. Marvellous quilting… love the waves! I hope you will post the video of you skipping!

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  7. Jenny Benton says:

    So lovely, looking forward to your next post about the seaside quilt when it will be complete with the bindings!


  8. Deb says:

    You did a beautiful job!! I’m impressed 😍


  9. Cathie J says:

    I am sure you will be having a grand old happy dance with the next update. I am sorry you need to get more of the blue fabric. This quilt is gorgeous!


  10. Obong eno says:

    Looks beautiful ❤️


  11. Gorgeous!! The quilting matches the theme of the quilt so well. You’ll be dancing in no time!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. I have followed you since you started! YOu have done a beautiful job on this quilt. A work of Beauty! Congrats and hope you found the fabric!!! Hugs

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