Tuesday, May 27, 2014

BEACH HOUSE QUILTS--A FINISH

They're done.  After getting shoved to the back burner all winter, I finally finished the two quilts for  great Aunt Carol. Last summer she turned a little shed into a beach play house for her grand girls and I couldn't help but think that it needed a couple of quilts as part of the decor.

 some piecing



and quilting


and the tedious binding made more fun with matching nails!


Then it was off to try and get pictures. We've been having crazy changing weather lately so it was hard to get good light. One thing about having a large family, there is always someone around willing (?) to come on a photo shoot with Mom : )


Does anyone else think crocodile when they look behind the quilts ??








Done!  This is finish 4 and 5 for quarter two of the finish along. Original list is here

quilt stats:
48 x 68
fabrics are layer cake squares and scraps
pieced and quilted by me
backing and binding is 'Here Fishy Fishy" by Henry Glass

42 comments:

CitricSugar said...

"In tragic news today, three people were attacked by an unexpected crocodile at the river's edge. The trio had been engaged in a dangerous new trend authorities are calling 'quilt snapping'. More on this story coming up at 11..."

Love the pair of them! These could have gotten really busy but those framed prints anchor them perfectly. That quilting is lovely...Someday, I will be able to do a flower. It's not tomorrow, but it will happen more certainly than a BC croc attack. :-)

quiltmania said...

I love the previous comment. Too funny. Yes, I don't think you are in any danger from crocodiles, but the cuteness police might come any minute. Love both the quilts!

Heather said...

I love these two. What a great use of fabrics, the large prints are highlighted beautifully. I will keep this idea in mind for future projects!

MarveLes Art Studios said...

i love what citric sugar said! and having just recently found your blog, the quilts are totally delightful, and i love the photo shoots being a photographer wannabe as well! the prints in the quilts are very charming, too.

Liz said...

They are lovely and seem perfect for a beach house. I have similar type fabrics that have been sitting waiting to be used. Thank you for the inspiration.

DIane Warburton said...

Lol @citric sugar!

I think 'back abit and just a bit more' needs to be said during that last photo shoot :-)

Both are fab quilts and will look great in situ.

You loathing doing the back binding is so like me but using matching nail varnish is genius!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What lovely quilts! I'll send you my snail mail addy so you can get mine in the mail.....giggle.

Kate said...

Love those quilts. So cute and girly!!

Patchwork and Play said...

Such fun photos and even funnier comment from Citric Sugar! Lovely work Carla- your quilted flowers are the perfect finish!

Kevin the Quilter said...

Absolutely charming quilts! Your photos are beautiful!

Kim said...

Great Aunt Carol's beach play house is going to sing with your gorgeous quilts...oh...and yes, everyone should make it compulsory to have matching nail polish when stitching a quilt!!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Crocodiles ... In BC!? Should I rethink my September trip to visit the in-laws? :)
I love your FMQ flowers on these pretty quilts.

mle said...

Those are so, so pretty Carla! They will be so perfect in the beach cabin. That design is really great for showing off large scale fabrics too.

Dawn Hughes said...

Beautiful quilts Carla, love the colours, and the backing, binding, and your nail colour. And your photo location, perfect!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I really like these so much!

Shauna said...

Awesome Carla! Love the birdies that I see. What a nice pressy and will look nice in a little shed turned cabin. So clean and fresh looking.

Alisa said...

Oh, I love them! Nice work!

Books_Bound said...

I LOVE your nail polish--do you happen to know what it is?

I love the quilts too. :) Lucky girls to get such wonderful quilts for a playhouse!

Pam @ Quilting Fun said...

Congratulations on finish 4 & 5!!! Fabulous! BC Crocodiles LOL!

Catherine said...

Gorgeous quilts, just perfect for a beach house

Annabella said...

Fab finishes, and I love the 'crocodile' shot of the 2 quilts. Here's to coordinating our nail polish with our bindings :)

W-S Wanderings said...

Okay, Citric Sugar's comment totally cracked me up. Yep, it really does get one thinking of crocodiles! Made me nervous for those daredevil quilt snappers.

And your quilts - WOW!!!!! They will be a stunning addition to the beach house.

Lindsay S said...

Congrats on the finish- they turned out so pretty! I love the quilting and the matching nails, too!

JoZart said...

They are really charming , lovely colour scheme and I do like the block design too.
I always appreciate the locations of your photo shoots but please don't scare us by venturing into dangerous unchartered territories again. We don't want your talents to be lost to a hungry croc.
Jo x

Helen Ernst said...

OK! Someone after my own heart! Can I say you had me at the "finger nail polish"! Love the clean fresh look of your quilts--they are great!

Kris said...

Love the pair and love the nails. Very festive to say the least. Love the first comment..we will do about anything to get a good quilt pic!

Hilary Florence said...

Now that is the height of class - to match nails and binding. this has to become the must have fashion accessory of all quilters! Oh, and the quilts are great too!

carla said...

Hi!!!! They are very pretty!!! Keep them safe from those crocodiles!!!!

Teri Townley said...

Love them! and your quilting is wonderful!!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

These are adorable! The quilting is lovely! What a nice addition to your Aunt's house! Crocodiles???

Carla said...

I love this post as much as I love your nails, Carla! Are we going to get to see the quilts in the beach house? Hope so!

bountiful quilter said...

I love these quilts. So simple and fresh. Also, it's late but I'm going now to buy your nail polish!

cockney blonde said...

Absolutely stunning.Love them, x

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cute quilts, and color coordinated nail polish while you bind, too.

Lorna McMahon said...

What fabulous finishes! Yes, they will look wonderful in the little play house. A sweet way to make a little house a home! Love the binding. Really frames those beauties nicely!

Theresa Henderson said...

i like how your nail matched the binding

Lynne said...

Love it all, the crocodile, the quilts, and the polish. I have that same bird fabric sitting in the cupboard. I'm inspired to do something with it now!
Great finish : )

Heather @ Winding Bobbins said...

Really sweet Carla. Love the quilting too.

Sarah said...

You're lucky to have quilt-holder-uppers! I have quilt-holder-downers :) and no chance of crocodiles. LOL. I really did laugh out loud when I saw your finger nails and the binding!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Beautiful! Love the coordinated nails!

Live a Colorful Life said...

What beautiful quilts. I almost bought some nail polish that color the other day. I think it looks fabulous! Very beachy...

OPQuilt said...

Citric Sugar's comment made me laugh! I love those quilts, but I have to confess to also loving those aqua nails! Fabulous!

Glad you weren't eaten by a croc. Or your quilt holders, either.

Elizabeth