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.