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Beach Bum Applique: December 2010

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For Yule this year, I made my mother an applique quilt to match her new living room paint colors.  She loves the beach and has a lot of lovely black and white photographs of beach scenes … but a black and white quilt is boring, so I went colorful to match her seafoam walls!

This was the first time I tried hand quilting anything other than a straight line AND I (foolishly?) decided to hand bead the starfish –whew, what a challenge!  The quilt turned out gorgeously though, so all that work was completely worth it!

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Blue Blocks: December 2009

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This is the first full quilt I ever made.  The blocks are fabric left over from making a duvet cover as well as some cute fat quarters I found.  The border and backing are made of upholstery fabric (this was a gift to my father and I thought he might be rough on it).  Instead of stitch quilting, I used yarn to put ties in the corners of the large blocks.