By the Seashore

This quilt turned out so calm and breezy looking even though it was packed with different fabrics.
This is what became of all the HST’s I showed you a few weeks ago.
I used this method to make the pinwheels (scroll to the bottom of the post).  I started with 6 1/2” squares…and ended up with 7 1/2” pinwheels after trimming.  Once you finish the pinwheels all you need is 2 1/2” x 7 1/2” strips and 2 1/2” squares to make up this simple quilt.
It’s full of fabrics from my stash and scrap bin…I had a lot more neutrals than I thought once I started sorting.  That big black and white Kaffe Fassett polka dot is my favorite.
It measures about 47” x 56”.  A pod of Orcas swam by to inspect my work while we were at this beach…and then my 4 year old dumped a beach bucket full of sand in my van.  :) 
Never a dull moment here!  Happy quilting!

36 Responses to By the Seashore

  1. Jana February 11, 2014 at 6:32 am #

    Wow, it looks great and breezy! I love it too. Jana

  2. February 11, 2014 at 7:12 am #

    I really love this quilt! I love that the sashing is low volume, but still different fabrics. Fantastic :)

  3. Fran February 11, 2014 at 7:14 am #

    What a great combination of fabrics! So pretty.

  4. Diane-crewe February 11, 2014 at 9:16 am #

    love a scrappy quilt they always looook such fun x

  5. Lesley February 11, 2014 at 10:40 am #

    Beautiful quilt and lovely beach pictures!

  6. Jeanette February 11, 2014 at 11:59 am #

    Absolutely beautiful-the colors are fantastic. I'm working on a second quilt from your book now-I made the rainbow square quilt and am now making a twin size of Sweets. Your patterns are well explained and easy to follow-perhaps another book will be in your future??

  7. Barbara February 11, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

    It was so appropriate to photograph this quilt at the beach. It has that calm blue sky, ocean, sandy beach look about it. Love your color combinations.

  8. KaHolly February 11, 2014 at 12:49 pm #

    Sweet!! A pod of Orcas? Really?

  9. Sewing Mom February 11, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

    Beautiful…love the fabrics and pinwheels are a fav! Great job.

  10. Beth February 11, 2014 at 1:48 pm #

    Nice color palette.

  11. Kathleen Guenther February 11, 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    Love the colors. Have to add this one to my bucket list.

  12. Janet M. February 11, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

    This quilt came together so nicely and your fabric selection is great!

  13. Bevin February 11, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    This is beautiful! I would love to learn how to quilt!

  14. Lady Cordelia February 11, 2014 at 3:39 pm #

    beautiful! just found you while blog surfing for new quilting friends.
    beautiful blog, beautiful quilts. It's nice to meet you!

  15. margaret February 11, 2014 at 5:15 pm #

    you have certainly put those half square triangles to good use, very nice indeed

  16. QuarterMileQuilts February 11, 2014 at 7:07 pm #

    So sweet and refreshing! You keep adding to my quilt wish / to do list! Best, Kate

  17. Susie February 11, 2014 at 8:40 pm #

    It looks beautiful

  18. tracy_a February 12, 2014 at 4:04 am #

    really gorgeous – I love the colors that you worked with here!

  19. Pam February 12, 2014 at 4:22 am #

    Love it!

  20. A Quilter's Mission February 12, 2014 at 6:11 am #

    It looks easy and breezy! Love the colors.

  21. pcflamingo February 12, 2014 at 6:58 am #

    Love that! All the blues and greens remind me of beach glass.

    And your neutrals are kind of like mine. Anymore mine have things in the background like musical notes, apple seeds, bugs and eyeballs. I have gotten away from the tone-on-tone look for neutrals for the most part.

  22. Helen L February 12, 2014 at 8:33 am #

    So pretty: I love the colors that you used. And a pod of orcas: how lucky are you to have seen them!!! Hope the sand comes out too!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

  23. queenopearls February 12, 2014 at 10:51 am #

    You are hilarious!!! Showing a GREAT quilt (love the colors!!) and then BAM!!! back to earth with the sand. lol Life is like that…. catch a wave and your sitting on top of the world… still have to get home though. :)
    Thanks for sharing the great and fun quilt!!
    ~Christina in Cleveland

  24. Maria Alba February 12, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

    Una Vànoba molt bonica i juvenil.
    M'encanta !!!
    Petons des de Catalunya.

  25. snapshotsandwhatnots February 12, 2014 at 2:29 pm #

    I love that the far away view is so light and airy looking but that there is so much detail when you see the quilt up close – that a perfect balancing act.

    Also I'm so jealous of seeing a pod of Orcas – just wow!

  26. AMcIntire February 12, 2014 at 2:37 pm #

    All the blues and greens remind me of sea glass. It is a fun quilt.

  27. February 12, 2014 at 2:52 pm #

    Sea glass and pinwheels…can't get any better than that! Love it!

  28. kathy-o February 12, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    Love pinwheels….and the colors are perfect for a breezy day. Sand and 4 year olds…(sigh).

  29. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books February 12, 2014 at 5:26 pm #

    Its so pretty! I love the color combinations!
    Pinned to my quilt board.

  30. Sarah @ Berry Barn Designs February 13, 2014 at 4:40 am #

    Oh, man, that quilt and the beach backdrop are making me long for summer days – sandy kids feet all over the car and everything!

  31. seamesparkle February 13, 2014 at 6:28 pm #

    Love your colors in your quilt. Looks great. We frequent the beach and my 4 year old also likes to take back as much as she can of the beach that usually ends up all over the car and in the tracks of the back seats.

  32. ✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ February 13, 2014 at 10:50 pm #

    Oh gorgeous!!! This is such a simple yet striking quilt. Just like everything you make it has such a fresh style. I made a pinwheel quilt once but one pinwheel was going the opposite direction and I didn't notice till quilting it. Oh well! I'm sure there will be another one someday and hopefully I'll get them all going the right way:)

  33. April's Creations NC February 14, 2014 at 4:19 am #

    Very nice. I need to try a low volume quilt one of these days…

  34. Kay February 17, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

    Just stunning!! I love the mix of fabrics. I always find it interesting to see what other people choose to put together.

  35. Ellen February 18, 2014 at 7:29 pm #

    Great quilt. I love that size quilt, and your colors are great.

  36. Angela @ Cottage Magpie February 20, 2014 at 1:15 am #

    Great beachy colors!! ~Angela~

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