I am so thrilled that I have a block in the most recent issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol 7, due out May 7th. It's the 7th time they have published a magazine with 100 blocks by 100 designers.
They really have found a successful format for a magazine and I am so happy to be part of it.
My block is on page 60. It's called "Beach Cabanas".
Here's a close-up of the trim on the cabanas made using ric rac and very small buttons.
With the cold, yucky weather that we have been having, I have been thinking about the beaches on the southern shore of Long Island. I grew up about 15 minutes from the beach. A lot of the clubs had these cabanas where you could change and leave your clothes.
My family never had one because we rarely went to the beach. But when I went to the beach with my friends, the cabanas were like little cozy hiding places. I remember hanging out on the beach, eating sandwiches with sand in them (yes, a bad memory) and drinking lots of liquids out of cups with those paper straws. I no longer live on Long Island, but memories are in the forefont because Hurricane Sandy destroyed lots of those beaches.
I thought it would be fun to create some blocks to compliment the cabanas
to make a quilt called "Fun At The Beach".
How about some blocks with starfish?
with some sequin embellishments for the spines?
I also made a block with cold drinks:
Then through the magic of the computer and Microscoft Word, I created my quilt.
If you would like to make this quilt , use the pattern for the beach cabanas in Vol 7 of the 100 Blocks magazine. You can use my patterns for the fusible appliques. The drink cups and the starfish can be copied(by right clicking on the image) and pasted into a Word document, using the images below.
The starfish should measure 3 /12" high.
If you copy it into a Word document, you can adjust the size.
The cup with straw measures 6" high. Remember when creating the different sections of the applique, to leave a bit of fabric underneath for overlapping.
I created everything in 12 1/2" wide sections.
If you have any questions about making "Fun At The Beach", e-mail me.I'll be happy to help.
The Give-a-way is Now CLOSED.
Leave me a comment about a place you visited in the summer when you were a kid.
The winner will receive a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.
If you are a Follower or sign up to be a Follower, you will get 2 chances.
I will pick the winner on Friday. You can live any where in the world and be one of the first to get this magazine, since it won't be available on the newstand until May 7th.
AND.... I will include a fat quarter of silk, from my Etsy shop.
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