Thursday, December 8, 2011

An Evening at the Beach

Last night was a beautiful evening here on the Peninsula, so I decided to take my star quilt to the beach (as you do!!!).


These photo's were taken around 8:30pm, the light was just perfect.


If you want to know where this pattern came from see here.


I have never tired of these beautiful fabrics (Amy Butler Soul Blossoms and Kaffe Fassett Shot Cottons).


DH and Millie came too, DH thinks this shot should go into a magazine advertising the Peninsula!!!


The brown row is my last full round for this quilt.


The next row is my 'squaring up' round. What this means is that I will be placing triangles along the four finished sides (top, bottom and both sides), and then squares along the four corners. I've laid the readied triangles out so you can get an idea of what it will look like along the sides...


...and in the corners (now I just need to find time to stitch them all on!). Once this squaring up row is done I will need to work on the four corners until the quilt is a full square.


Initially I was only going to use the Amy Butler Soul Blossoms and Kaffes shot cottons for this entire quilt, however when I purchased some of the Amy Butler Organic Soul Night Tree in Cilantro, I changed my mind, I think this gorgeous print will look lovely for the squaring off round.


I started paper piecing this quilt back in February, so it may yet take me over a year to finish. It has come along way since then and it has been wonderful to have some hand work to pick up whenever I felt like some quiet stitching time!


Ok, back to reality now for me, I'm on the late shift at the library so I will see you tomorrow. xo

45 comments:

West Michigan Quilter said...

Beautiful quilt! I'd be afraid to lay it on the sand! Great shot of the peninsula and your DH. I agree, great ad.

Cate - Urban Quilts said...

Hi Cathy, I love the fabrics and how you have put this lovely quilt together. Great choice for squaring up fabric. Lovely photos too. I hope I can make it to your next sewing day - I love craft days with women. Coffee, friends and craft, what more could you want from life...

Cherry Red Quilter said...

Great photos of a beautiful quilt!

Jackie said...

What a fabulous spot to take photos of your gorgeous quilt!! They are all wonderful photos and I agree with your husband. It could totally be an ad photo. I am looking forward to seeing it complete, you are about to cross the finish line!!

YankeeQuilter said...

What a beautiful quilt and such a beautiful setting!

Theresa said...

Cathy, this quilt looks like it was made for the Peninsular...DH is right about the brochure! Such magnificent work and tenacity! Beautiful to say the least.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Very beautiful, wow light still at 8:30, it is pitch black here by 5:30 in the evening, can't stand it, I need to move to another time zone that stays brighter longer.

Julia said...

Just so beautiful Cathy...great setting to showcase your quilt.
Julia ♥

Barb said...

That is one beautiful quilt!

Nedra said...

Such a beautiful setting for a beautiful quilt. I love seeing the progress you are making.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautiful work Cathy! Love your beach photos, especially the second one, brilliant background for your quilt. looking forward to seeing it totally finished.

Oops-Lah said...

You really have a knack for great pictures. I always think of the Kaffe Fassett books when I see your photo spread. Maybe this should be called: Quilts at the Beach!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I'm so loving coming on this quilt journey with you in photos! Awesome.

Quiltjane said...

I think it is lovely to take your quilt for an outing to the beach. It is looking great. I have some of that Soul Night Tree in Cilantro ready for a backing.

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

This is really amazing!! Just beautiful!

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

Cathy it looks fantastic!

Mine has not progressed at all, I have taken a break to concentrate on Christmas crafting.

Seeing yours so much further along is very inspiring.

Nifty Quilts said...

So beautiful, like a great big flower on the beach. I love your choice for edging and corners. In the grand scheme of things, I suppose a year is not long for a masterpiece quilt such as this. It's been fun to see your progress all along the way.

Shanna said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures!! I have always admired this quilt...one day I may get the book and give it a shot. So pretty!!!

Patchwork and Play said...

Lovely shots of your quilt and the Mornington Peninsula! Did you get any strange looks? LOL! It is a very pretty quilt, well worth the time you spent on it!

Andi said...

Yay for beautiful shots of beautiful quilts on beautiful beaches.
Yay for summer finally arriving!!
xx

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Now I want a beach, a beachhouse and a quilt like yours in Peninsula! What a lovely series of photos!
Enjoy Summer!!

Janet said...

Where on earth has the time gone since you started on this one?
It's looking awesome and what a fabulous fabric for the last round.
I love those beach huts, perfect for pics of quilts.

Sarah said...

Wow, the Peninsula is divine... and so is your quilt top! xx

Marit said...

Beautiful pictures! Your quilt is perfectly displayed on that beach ... what a lovely place for a walk! Love the last fabric you introduced. Enjoy you quiet stitching...

broderie said...

our mornington peninsula is such a beautiful place, holds many fond memories, but with them come sad ones too, gorgeous photos! and your quilt looks lovely on the sand and the bathing boxes. happy christmas cathy

Pauline said...

Beautiful Cathy. Love your colors! I can't understand why my Wheel of fortune wasn't easy to square off like yours did. Hope you got my picture?
Pauline

Maree: said...

What Gorgeous Backdrop for your Beautiful Quilt...
Love your Photo's..
cheers

Dee said...

This has been a favorite of mine ever since you started it...and I think a magazine spread would be awesome!

Love the toenail polish!

Marjorie said...

I never tire of seeing this quilt. And I was a little envious that it got to go to the beach. I'll have to start taking my quilts out on walks now too.

Stephanie said...

May I just say ooooooooo and aaaaahhhh!

Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous pics...DH should be thrilled with that photo...they may use him for all the advertising! Your top is looking great, must feel good to get to the squaring off. And the new fabric should look good. a big project, but so lovely!

Marg said...

It's a beautiful quilt and you've taken some beautiful pics. Ive been watching this grow, I love the way you have used the Soul Blossoms and I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the corners to square it up.

Ann Champion said...

I really like the last round being a dark color. I think the look you'll get when you add that gorgeous finishing print(perfect choice) will be more dramatic.
Your pics at the beach are beautiful!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a masterpiece this is going to be Cathy! I have been enjoying seeing this one grow. Love how you have styled it at the beach - you live in a pretty spot!

Cape Pincushion said...

Your quilt is looking so fabulous, especially at the beach. I live only 25 km from the beach, but I rarely get time to go for a walk there. It must be early summer in Australia, like here in South Africa, its such a pleasant time of the year.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Your star quilt looks fantastic and what a setting! Happy holiday stitching!
best from Tunisia,
nadia

Talin's Corner said...

Very pretty.

Kazz said...

I love amy butler fabrics, and sooo love what you have done with them here!!

meli B said...

Great shots. The weather has been very beachy lately.
I really like the last round in brown.

pomegranateandchintz said...

Looking fabulous Cathy, and love the fabric you've chosen for the triangles. Yum, Yum!

@pril said...

Beautiful Quilt. Thanks for sharing.

@pril
KoolBeenz-blog.blogspot.com

mjb said...

What a gorgeous quilt!

Maria Wallin said...

Beautiful photos of an even more beautiful quilt, amazing job, can't wait to see it finished! =)

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

It's looking soooo great CathY! What a beautiful spot to sit and sew and watch the dog run!

Susie said...

Super gorgeous as usual! I have a love of paper piecing also - well any stitching by hand if fun. Awesome shot of the beach! Love the M'ton peninsula too. Mum and Dad have had a block in Blairgowrie for almost 60 years (its changed alot since then!) but still as beautiful as ever. You are lucky to live where you are but the beauty is you know it and don't take it for granted - you just enjoy it! I love that!.