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I’ve finally finished another quilt! It seems like it has been ages since I finished a large quilt, and in looking back at the archives, it has been since Christmas (Sammy’s quilt). I used my friend Dacia Ray’s Easy Beach Blanket Pattern (free!) and it worked great! I love the size of this blanket for beach-going (about 80″ x 55″). I was very envious of this quilt when Dacia would bring it for us to picnic on every 4th of July. Thankfully, my jealousy kicked her into gear for writing the pattern so that’s a plus!
I made this using all large scraps I had on hand. I like the random assortment of colors with a dominantly yellow/teal color scheme. It also has a tie on one end which allows me to roll it up and tote it to the beach (yeah right, I live in Seattle, let’s be honest: there is no beach-going…).
I tried something fun for quilting this. I did wonky straight lines, intersecting each other randomly along the way. I was hoping that the way it puckered up would mimic waves and I think it kind of worked. I haven’t washed it yet, and I suspect the puckering will become more dramatic once it shrinks.
Seeing it all rolled up like this makes me insanely happy. I know…I have a problem! I think there are support groups for this type of thing!
And one last photo, for fun. Here’s how I spent last Saturday hand-stitching on the binding. I love this part! Does anyone else love hand-stitching the binding or is this another support-group worthy quirk? Nevertheless, the weather was absolutely beautiful, the grass was green and I enjoyed myself thoroughly.
What’s your favorite part of the quilting process?