There is not a beach anywhere near my house in landlocked Colorado, but if there was one, yesterday would have been the day to go!
So instead, I took the finished beach landscape out into my backyard for some photos. I like the look of the dark blue binding which matches the border to finish off the edges.
This project came from a kit that I bought on our vacation to Oregon in September, and it included all the fabric for the quilt, except for the backing. I had never tried a landscape quilt before and it has been a fun sewing experience!
The pattern designer, Karen Eckmeier, has a great website with galleries of finished landscapes for inspiration. The Quilted Lizard.
For the backing I dug into my stash and used up some larger chunks of sandy prints - footprints and shells.
Click to enlarge and you can see the quilting I did that
follows the shapes of the sand dunes and ocean waves.
It was a beautiful day out in our yard when I took these photos and this little quilt went well with the leaves that are falling!
It's also a great souvenir of our trip to a favorite place!
Sharing at Quilting Learning Combo for Free Motion Mavericks
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Sew and Tell Monday at Melva Loves Scraps.
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