|I was happy that the seagulls stayed on the beach or in the water, and not overhead for the photo shoot!|
Here is the flimsy:
|This is based on a pattern in Pam & Nicky Lintott's book, More Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts|
I got creative with piecing some of the 5" squares, cobbling together strips.
|Here I pieced strips of the fabric that separates the blocks on the panel, as well as strips of one of the trees and words fabrics. I was pleased to include the name of the fabric line and almost all of Janet Rae Nesbitt's name in one of the squares!|
Here it is before washing, on the patio in the shade:
|I was pretty pleased with the health of my stash; I knew I wanted a navy blue binding, but when I found this 1/2 yard piece with tiny white stars on from who knows where/when....yesss! Fist pump!|
|This row of writing says "lake erie" twice, lower case intentional. Above it is one of Christina Cameli's motifs, waves and intermitent cursive e's.|
|The first row of words says 'sun' and 'warm' and then reverses the order in the repeat; under the leaf motif is a row of intermittent swirls to evoke water.|
|Sandra like sand on the beach :-) Sneaked it in among the last row of swirls.|
Sidenote about fabric quality: notice the pilling already on the blue flannel? Although it is a gorgeous mottled blue, I bought this at Fabricland quite a few years ago. It's got a lovely hand and weight and colour. It compares very well to the brown which is from a quilt shop. However, two things: one, the first wash and it's already pilled, and second, good thing I had a colour catcher in the washer, as it came out quite blue! I know the Henry Glass Fabrics did not bleed at all, because I washed the first quilt I made with them, didn't have a colour catcher in, and even had a cream background for that quilt.
|Exactly 4 weeks ago I displayed the fabrics here on this hall table.|
Hey! Have you been taking advantage of the terrific summer sale this week at Connecting Threads? No affiliation, but there have been some screaming good deals much like those in the spring (when I ordered uh...3 separate times...hey I was still state-side, so free shipping with $50.) Today is up to 50% off wide backing fabrics. They have extremely good shipping rates and DRUM ROLL OMG I JUST CHECKED: FREE to Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom with a $75 order. I knew about Canada, because I've taken advantage of that, but did not realize they did this for the other two!
One last lake shot:
|Should've taken a video so you could hear the perfect waves sounds...ahhh, happy place indeed.|
Pattern: based on a Pam and Nicky Lintott pattern
Size: 43.5" across by 43.25 long ... not square! I wonder if it has to do with the crosswise/lengthwise grain of the flannel on the back? Interesting....
Fabric: scraps and leftover pieces from the Henry Glass Challenge fabrics, "Better at the Lake" by Janet Rae Nesbitt
Batting: Pellon Nature's Touch 100% cotton
Quilted: on my Avanté
Threads: pieced and quilted with Gütermann; quilted with Fufus rayon olive green and Essential #21252 Tea Dyed
Linking up with
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Scraptastic Tuesday with Nicky and Leanne
My Quilt Infatuation with Kelly
Confessions of a Fabric Addict with Sarah
Crazy Mom Quilts with Amanda Jean