Friday, July 17, 2009

beach house quilt


My hubby and I say we will retire on the beach one day. My beach house quilt will rest on his crusty old-man armchair that he's destined to own. It will be used for our grandkids when they visit. It may even keep my legs warm when we watch the sun set.

I'm 32, so I have years to complete it, but I just can't wait. I started it last night and am hoping to finish it soon.

My inspiration came from this quilt. I've admired it for quite some time. I visit the picture often, waiting for the right fabric. Lately I've been on a mermaid kick.

The tutorial for curved piecing came from this site. It was my first time using freezer paper for quilting. It's awesome and easy. My only additional tip would be to allow the fabric and freezer paper to cool completely, prior to removing the freezer paper from the block. Also, when the tutorial says to use MORE glue......use MORE glue.

Inhale....can't you just smell the salt air?

4 comments:

Mushyhed said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!!!

angela said...

I used that tutoiral to make the candy corn. Yes, MORE glue for sure! Your mermaids look wonderful.

MichelleB said...

Well, you have a great start to a lovely quilt. I love it.

Sarah said...

I am so jealous that you're at the beach! All my friends are at the beach too. I have to wait for September.....(sigh) Lovely blocks!