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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Beach Party

I just finished a quilt top from a pattern called "Beach Party".  It is by Country Threads and in their book "At the Lake".  I think it is still available.

The instructions were good.  I did change the way of piecing the hull of the sailboat.  Rather than use the template shapes for the water and boat, I cut a half square triangle of the fabric selected for the boats.  Then I cut a connector corner square of the water fabric.  It was easier for me though some find the connector square method wastes fabric.  I pass on the cut off triangles of fabric to other quilt makers that like to use the small pieces.  So in the end the fabric I cut away gets used.

I used wool applique for the shapes on the sand pails and the watermelon seeds.  The other applique parts are done needle turn style.  I don't have the book here in front of me but I think the quilt top measures about 40 inches by 50 inches.

I cut up a thrift store shirt for the medium blue check setting triangles.  It was a very large man's all cotton shirt.  A bit heavier cotton but still worked fine.  I even had fabric left over after setting all the blocks.

Thanks for visiting!
Karen

32 comments:

  1. What a fun summer quilt. I like the effect of you combination of methods.
    Have you used many men's shirts in your quilts?

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  2. I am in love with this quilt Karen! Well done! Great idea with the man's shirt, love it.

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  3. Cestas y barcos!!!!
    ¿algo me puede gustar mas?
    precioso edredón
    gracias por contar tu trabajo
    saludos

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  4. BEAUTIFUL.... summer and patriotic!

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  5. Perfect for summer! I could see this quilt displayed with sand bucket, shovel, starfish etc. cute!

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  6. Makes me want to go to the beach! I like the use of the men's shirt.

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  7. Your quilt really makes me think Summer. I love all the different things like the flag and the watermelon and all the boats. How neat to be able to use some fabric from a thrift shirt.

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  8. Cute summer quilt--makes me think of picnics on the beach...hugs, Julierose

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  9. Cute summer quilt--makes me think of picnics on the beach...hugs, Julierose

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  10. such a fun summer quilt!! love the boats :)

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  11. What a darling Summer quilt!
    I really like the patriotic - americana design and your fabric choices are terrific.

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  12. Love this quilt! It has a unique look compared to most of the Country Threads patterns. I always enjoy seeing their designs made up, as their store is only a 30-minute drive from my home. Smart gal to use the man's shirt for that great shade of blue.
    Do the top left and bottom right blocks represent the rising and setting sun? Cute!
    This is just a great summer quilt.

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  13. As I've said before, you just amaze me with all you get accomplished! Such beautiful work too!

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  14. Karen: I'm crazy about this quilt! I love nautical themed quilts and I've never seen this one before. You did a fantastic job, as usual.

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  15. Great summer quilt ! Makes me think of the lakes we enjoy here Beautiful job !

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  16. What a great quilt for summer! It makes me miss the Maine coastline. Thanks for sharing your alternate methods of piecing.

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  17. Very pretty...love the colors and texture. And I never waste those triangles either...I use them up, LOL!!

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  18. Such a cute quilt. Country Threads has a great style.:)

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  19. This quilt definitely says Summer! I love it! I especially like those sand pails. Very cute!

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  20. Adorable! Looks like a perfect quilt for the lake--I'm going to have to find a copy of that book!! Love that you used shirts too.

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  21. I love how you made that pattern your own with the wool and by using that guys shirt. Good thing he gave it up because it worked perfectly in your quilt. Great job!

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  22. Super fun quilt. I love how the triangles are used in that quilt.

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  23. Beautiful!!! I love the boat blocks.

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  24. Oh this is fun! It shouts out summer :-)

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  25. this is such a pretty quilt and pattern !

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  26. Another cute quilt. Very unique pattern with the flag inserted in that way.

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  27. Very cute! The flag is great and I love that you used a thrifted shirt.

    lizzy at gone to the beach

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  28. A wonderful summertime quilt, Karen! It's so happy looking!

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  29. A wonderful summertime quilt, Karen! It's so happy looking!

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  30. That is such a cute quilt Karen and perfect for a Floridian!

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  31. Oh Karen we have so many of the same patterns. I have this one too. I love how you used a shirt in the quilt. Hugs

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  32. Very nice! The boats are great and I love the watermelon.

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