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

Monday, July 18, 2016


With so much to do during the summer, what stands out when you think of Favorite Summer Sensations? Well Marian from Seams to be Sew is sponsoring a blog hop where you can see what 13 bloggers (including me) came up with. I had several ideas but I'm not telling, you 'll have to come back and visit me on my post day Tuesday, 26 July.

I’ve included a schedule of the bloggers below.   Don’t forget to check them out on their assigned dates.


July 21
July 22

July 25

July 26

See you soon!