Wednesday, July 31, 2013

BEACH HOUSE QUILT #1

Last week I bought a few pieces of fabric for a new project.  My little grand girls live at the lake and they are two doors down from their Great Aunt.  Auntie Carol has decided to turn a little shed on her property into a Beach/Guest house for her own grandchildren as well as my two. Well, if I ever needed an excuse to make a quilt, this is it! As a matter of fact - two, as there will be bunk beds.


 Carol has painted a dresser and little desk a bright turquoise so I went in search of fabrics that I thought were sort of 'airy'.  I started with an old layer cake of Hunky Dory and just used the turquoise and pinks. Then I went on the hunt for more.


I have hoarded the birds forever! I thought they would be a perfect addition so I threw them in. My quilt quickly grew


A little white sashing (moda white #98)



I love how everything just seems to work together


The pattern is an old jellyroll pattern called 'Jelly Squares' and instead of every block being the same,  I used a printed 8 1/2" square as an alternate block. I like it a lot. 
my daughter rolled out of bed at 6:30 and was holding this up before she knew what hit her  :)


 Now onto number two!  Doesn't Janie just look like she "needs" a beach house?



Quilt Stats :
48 x 68
Fabrics are a little of the following : Priscilla, Hunky Dory, Posh, Wrenly, Glamping, Bliss, Noteworthy, Bella Butterfly, and Dream On.  
(that was for you Gloria)

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48 comments:

Vicki Boschman said...

Lovely, airy quilt!

Vicki Boschman said...

Lovely, airy quilt!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Lovin this kwilt!

Cathy said...

Love it!!!

Barb said...

Beautiful, Carla! I love how you used the large blocks to showcase those lovely birds.

Bettina Danger said...

The birds are gorgeous! I love the fresh feeling of this quilt.

Sewing Mom said...

It's beautiful Carla! And love the picture with the little one!

Heather D. said...

It's gorgeous Carla. So much sashing!!!

Jodi said...

Oh, it's beautiful, and I love how you didn't overdo it with the birds, it's just perfect. Now, that dress that you ? are wearing? Love it! Is it handmade?

Rachel said...

Very lovely quilt. I really like the soft colors, it's very beachy. Are you planning to add borders?

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Just beautiful! I adore those birds too...

Teje Karjalainen said...

Carla, this quilt is perfect for the beach house! Your fabrics are beautiful and your had great idea to make the alternative blocks with whole fabric. I picked your matching nails! x Teje

quiltmania said...

The quilt is great, but little Janie is adorable!

dutchcomfort said...

A perfect quilt for a Summerhouse on the beach!

Deborah said...

This quilt is delightful! And so is the little cutie!

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

very pretty!

Ladyquiltsalot said...

I really like it too!!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Great quilt! And love the lst picture!

vintage grey said...

Beautiful quilt and darling photo!! xo Heather

Patchwork and Play said...

Showcasing the bird fabric with white sashing and the wonderful patched blocks has resulted in a really beautiful quilt! Janie is so cute!

Vikki B said...

I love the birds and how you used them! Great quilt.

Gina said...

Beautiful quilt Carla!! I love the colors and design; very be achy and airy!!

Heidi Staples said...

I love this quilt so much, but mostly I love that last photo! :)

Adrianne said...

So beautiful! I love how you've mixed all these lovely beachy bright fabrics together - it's going to be a lovely quilt to snuggle under!

Carrie P. said...

I just love that quilt. I want to be a quilter like you when I grow up. I wish I had your eye for fabrics.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I really love this quilt.

Dee said...

Wishing I was your granddaughter too! Sew soft and it is perfect for what you're making it for!

DeborahGun said...

I love this quilt - wonderful design and fabrics :-)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Bright and fresh! The baby is soooo cute and happy!

Sarah Lizzie said...

'Tis a glorious world your grand girls live in....lovely family, house by the lake, li'l houses just for them and the pieces de resistance....beautiful quilts stitched with love by their grandmother! Carla, your quilt is just perfect!! Aaah...'tis a blissful life those grand girls of yours lead!!

Carla said...

You have the best taste in fabric. It is perfect for a beach house.

Nancy said...

What a beautiful quilt, Carla. And what an adorable granddaughter!

Maple Garden Quilting said...

Carla, your quilt is awesome, and so is your little Janie. She looks very happy.
Debbie

wendyroomcreations said...

I don't know how you do it Carla. Your beautiful quilts just seem to jump from fat quarters to a finished top in the blink of an eye. As always you have a brilliant eye for colour. I love it. Philippa xx

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

The bird fabric matches perfectly and adds something special for the girls to look for in the quilt. It is the perfect touch for this quilt! Great job!!!

Esther F. said...

I love it, I love it, I love it!
Esther
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Marie said...

What great fabrics - and the pattern is perfect for them. I think there will be a couple of very happy little girls at the beach house.

Dawn Hughes said...

Love it Carla, perfect for the beach house....great job.....

Caroline said...

Perfect beachhouse quilt!

Gramma Quilter said...

Perfect fabric pics. So love the birds! Cutest GB to. Mine will be here tomorrow nite! Surrounded by kissable faces. So cant wait!

Lynne said...

This turned out great Carla! I have been "hoarding" the same bird fabric too, waiting for the right project. This just proves that our fabric stash will eventually come through with a winner.
Looking forward to seeing #2.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous!!!

vintagemodernquilts | Lisa said...

So pretty!

Carla said...

What a perfect quilt pattern and fabric for the little girls!! I just love it!!

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Beautiful quilt, love your picture, so sweet!!

FlourishingPalms said...

This quilt is WONderful! Such great colors. Will you quilt it too? That last picture is simply precious. How lucky that you have a girl to girly-up. (I'm green with jealousy about that!)

Live a Colorful Life said...

So cute. I would LOVE to sleep under that quilt. Janie indeed needs a beach house...

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness you do beautiful work. I just came by your blog for the first time and enjoying all the inspiration!