Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Summer Sensations Blog Hop



Welcome to the final stop of the Summer Sensations Blog Hop.  Today is my stop of the hop.  Thank you Marian at Seams to Be Sew for sponsoring another Blog Hop and letting a newbie like me participate.

When I think of summer I think of camping.  We have already gone camping three times this year.  We just came back from our favorite camping place, Assateague Island National Park, this past Sunday.   We like Assateague Island because we can do our second favorite summer activity which is go to the beach.  So 15 of us piled in cars and went camping on the beach.  We had the best time.

Since my sister-in-law has been asking for a beach blanket forever, I decided to make a beach theme quilt.   I decided to design one myself.  Here's what I came up with.


I originally wanted to do a paper piecing and applique project because I set a goal to do a project using both methods this year.


I fell in love with a sun pattern that I found at www.craftpassion.com so I tried to incorporate it into the pattern, but if I'm going to design my own pattern I should design the whole thing.   So here is my semi final quilt without the sun.


I'm working on taking better pictures of full quilts so here are some closeups.



I was lucky to win a copy of the Crafted Applique method by Lara Buccella.  I used her method to apply the appliques.



Thanks for stopping by.  Please check out the other bloggers sharing today with me.  Don't forget to leave a message and participate in the Give-A-Way.

Today's Bloggers



39 comments:

  1. Love your quilt. Am finishing a flip flop quilt and this would be a great next project!

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  2. Such a fun quilt! I especially like the chevron rows at the bottom that resemble waves of water. Very clever!

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    1. My husband couldn't see the waves. He said waves were round. I'm glad someone could see them.

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  3. Lovely beach blanket project. Thanks for the sensational idea.

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  4. Very creative and perfect for the season

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  5. Cute quilt! I love the beach too.

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  6. Well done. Your sister should be pleased.

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  7. Oh, I love your summer pattern. My daughter would love the flip flops. The sun is cool. thanks for sharing

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  8. Love those flip flops It is all I wear in the summer spring and fall

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  9. Thank you for sharing your cute project. Use the sun you like best, it's for you to enjoy!

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  10. Great design! I like the sun in your first pattern pic.

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  11. What could be more summery than the beach and flip-flops.

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  12. SO NEAT! THANKS FOR SHARING!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  13. What a great quilt--I really like those waves!

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  14. That is just too cute. I'm going to have to check out that Applique book. !

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  15. I love it! You are very talented! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  16. What a fun summer quilt. Thanks for sharing. raydeer@memlane.com

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  17. Loved camping out by the lake eating hot dogs grilled over the fire with a long branch.

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  18. Cute beach quilt! Love the flip flops!

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  19. Cute quilt, love the flip-flops! Your original sum at the top would be just fine (but I do like the other one too!)

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  20. What a cute beach blanket! I'm sure it will be very much loved. Perfect to use the flip flops on it. The sun you showed on the 2nd picture is so fun and unique.

    I miss camping, but those days are in the past for me. This old body doesn't like that type of thing anymore sadly. I really should give all that camping gear in our garage to my son who loves camping with his family. He caught that camping gene from me which is great. I'm happy he likes doing that with his family. I think it's a great thing to teach your children to do and go out and enjoy nature that way and connect as a family.

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  21. What a cute pattern and quilt!! Vicky H -sunshine(underscore)trout(@) hotmail.com

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  22. I like the way you did the sun.

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  23. We love camping to Monica.. and what a cool and fun beach blanket. I wouldn't mind one of those myself. I really like it. It's a super summer sensational project and pattern.

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  24. I love your beach. Camping on the beach is one of my favorites.

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  25. Camping on the beach! Let's do it! Grea5 quilt, screams summer.

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  26. Wonderful project! I love that you gave all the variations.

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  27. Your original design is adorable! Lucky recipient of this one. Your camping sounds like fun, too.

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  28. Your piece turned out great. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Your sister in law will love it. I love the flip flops.

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  30. Thanks for sharing your projects. Flip flops are great fun.

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  31. Such a cute quilt. Thanks for sharing. tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  32. Your beach quilt is so cute!

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  33. Adorable quilt....always love the beach

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  34. Hi, Monica, that is such an adorable quilt! Perfect for the beach.

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  35. Your beach quilt is fabulous and I loved hearing about your proccess - the appliqued sun from Craftpassion is lovely and so is your sun. Are you sharing your pattern - I could not see where if you are, and I would like to make one.
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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