If only I could have this view daily, but since I can't, why not sew it into a quilt?! That's what I've done through the Hand-Pieced QAL, hosted by Patty at Elm Street Quilts and Kristin at Simple.Handmade.Everyday. Thanks go to both of those amazing quilters for their excellent block patterns, videos, and tutorials that lead us through from start to finish!
I began in January with these fat quarter bundles: sand, sea, and sky prints and solids.
Pieces and parts of blocks were cut out and sewn together until we had made 9 different designs -
Sashing and cornerstones were added -
After finishing the quilt top with borders, I worked on hand quilting it, and finished up the binding just the other night.
It feels like a big finish, even though this quilt is just 22 inches square!
That's probably because every stitch in this quilt has been a slow one, just me with a needle and thread - no power tools involved!
And I've loved every minute of it!
Seeing as how there's more snow where I live right now than there is sand or sea, I will have to enjoy my quilty version for awhile!
And dream of the next time I get to my favorite view -
Sand, Sea, and Sky
Also at Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap
and at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.
You did such a great job! Your piecing is precise and the quilting is consistent. Beautiful.
What a nice way to capture a special memory or sand and sea. It's a very pretty quilt!
You passed in flying colors-it is adorable. Loved that you hand quilted it too. Got a spot all picked out for it?
What an accomplishment! Neat design, beautiful fabrics, and super hand sewing. Congrats on finishing your completely handmade mini! :)
A lovely blog post! And it is a big finish because there is a lot of time and love in that hand stitched quilt! Well done! I hope to work on attaching borders to mine today.
that piece turned out wonderful. Big enough for a nice size table mat and the experience it gave you will help you decide if you want to do more by hand in the future.
Congratulations, Diann! It is adorable! Size is not a very big factor when making quilts. The amount of time to do or sew a block IS a big factor. So many hours went into this one. And it looks amazing. Bravo! ;^)
Hah! No power tools were involved in the making of this quilt. I love it! And yes, enough your ocean view despite the snow outside. Hopefully it will melt quickly!
Great finish!! I much prefer the sand and sea to the snow, but it just makes us appreciate it more. Right?
Lovely, it really does look like an ocean view.
Impressive right down to the hand quilted finish. Will you do more hand piecing?
Now, this is a great finish. I love your colours, and your beach view.
Lovely quilt, full of sea, sand and sky, such a great idea to capture them all in one quilt!
Your quilt is lovely! So smart to sew a picture reminiscent of the beautiful view.
A lovely quilt! The colours are perfect for capturing the essence of your special place!
Excellent! And I love that it reminds you of your favorite view!
Come back and visit the Oregon coast. I would love to see you again!
You did a beautiful job on your little quilt. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!
Lovely finish, Diann! I love the theme, colors and its significance for you. Congratulations!
So pretty. Your hand stitching is excellent work.
You did a fabulous job with this quilt - it is so pretty! Thanks for linking up with the Hand Pieced QAL!
Wow! Your quilt came out great and I can't believe you have it all quilted and finished too! Amazing. Hope looking at this makes you smile until you can get to the ocean again.
Beautiful quilt! I love the colors you chose. Thanks for being a part of the QAL :)
Beautiful work! I love your ocean theme :)
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