Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My Favorite Quilt

My favorite quilt that I have made so far? "Beach Bums."

I've posted about it before, but I wanted to post again to link to Lily's Quilts.
To anyone who is visiting, please feel free to take a look around my blog, ask me any questions, follow, etc!

This quilt was made last summer, for my friend Kristina, who loves the beach. It was my first time using applique, and it took about three weeks to finish. It was a lot of logistical work because I didn't know what Dresdens were at the time - and I'm seriously thinking of making a reproduction of this quilt for someone else. I've improved so much since then and I really think it would look quite different.

I didn't know a lot about basting, either. So it's a little rumpled. But I guess it adds to its charm :)

And... nevertheless, I absolutely love it.
Especially the waves.

See the flip flops (light yellow) to the left, next to the beach chair (purple)? And the beach ball? And I love how the palm trees came out. I wouldn't change that at all.


Sewsara is giving away a yard of gorgeous heart fabric - and she's announcing the winner today - so go enter NOW!

Over at Lilac Lane, Melissa Anne is giving away 6 fat quarters of beautiful Keri Beyer fabric!

At Handmade by Plushka, they are celebrating 300 facebook "likes" with a cute giveaway.

At Craftaholics Anonymous, there's a great giveaway for 4 yards of Central Park and Sunkissed.

Lynne from Lily's Quilts is giving away a layer cake of that drool-worthy Sherbet Pips! She's also celebrating her Moda Bake Shop Recipe, Hexagon Park. It's gorgeous, go check it out. You have until the 27th for the giveaway.


  1. Beautiful quilt! Thank you for posting about the giveaway.

  2. Wow! What a quilt! I love how you just jumped in and did it: no fear!


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