Friday, July 18, 2014

ALYofF July Beach Houses Quilt Finish

Nothing says summer better than Beach Houses:

Quilted with flip flops and seashells:

I was really pleased with how well my rows of quilting lined up:

The quilting looks cute on the back too:

Since I enjoy sewing my binding by hand, I'll spend the evenings during the next week sewing it down. But I sure do love how this green polka-dot binding perfectly matches the green polka-dot shorts in the backing (as seen easily in the print above.)

My DH gave me the sweetest compliment this morning when he said:
"I think this one is my favorite so far."
I have to agree. If my daughter's were young this would go right on one of their beds. 
But for now it will be used for summer picnics and fun. 

A few Quilt Stats:

 Fabric: Lucy Crab Shack Layer Cake/Backing
Pattern: Suburbs from Cluck Cluck Sew
Size: Throw: 63"x73"
As I said here, for my July ALYofF I wanted to created something using my Lucy's Crab Shack layer cake. I had fun making this one and love how it came out! I'm off to link up and even more fun, see what everyone else has created this month at:
ALYoF2014
Thanks for stopping by.
With Smiles!
Val:)

44 comments:

  1. That's a real cute quilt. I love the flip flops (we call them THONGS) in the quilting

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  2. Love your Beach houses! Really amazing. We call flip flops "plakkies" here. LOL!

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  3. The flip flops and shells quilting really convey the beach house feel. The colors are perfect for beach trips and picnics!

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  4. oh I just LOVE it!! I always loved a little beach house especially set this way. The back fabric is awesome!!!
    LeeAnna Paylor

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  5. Be still my heart! That is darling! Love the quilting you choose and the backing is super cute. Great spot for pictures and what a great picnic quilt it will make. Wow, did you get that done fast!

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  6. This is so sweet and I love the flip-flop quilting. Can't go wrong with polka dots for binding.

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  7. Neat! What a fun quilting pattern.

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  8. I adore your quilt! Perfect fabrics and gorgeous quilting. Well done, Val!

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  9. I cannot believe you have already finished! It's a fantastic quilt and the backing... too cute!

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    1. I"m a teacher on summer break..,my sewing machine is humming. LOL!

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  10. Love it! Such a warm, beach-y feel

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  11. Hi Val! Realy beautiful quilt! I love House blocks and your are great! Beautiful colours, too! x Teje

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  12. Awesome almost finish, Val. And how neat that you husband loves it too! Those flip flops are too cute.

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  13. Oh awesome, Val!! I love it! Whoop whoop!!

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  14. love it Val and the flip flosp motif is perfect

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  15. Love the shacks and how you arranged them. The quilting is inspired! I saw some palm trees and a hand print, too. So fun. I'll bet there are more surprises to find.
    Hugs

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  16. Love it! Reminds me of my days on the Jersey shore.

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  17. What a fun quilt! Perfect quilting on it.

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  18. Very cute. The blue at the top really sets it all off.

    As the first responder said, we call flip flops 'thongs', which, in my experience, tends to give Americans a good giggle. When I was at university and made friends with a few people fresh from America, I tried to warn them about a couple of words that may get misunderstood in translation :) Here's one for you, if you are ever in Australia, avoid saying fanny, it doesn't mean the same thing here. I won't tell you what it means, but I can tell you I was a little shook when I first heard that Nanny Fine was out on her fanny!

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  19. visiting from crazy mum quilts. I love this. Love the patchwork and the quilting is awesome.

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  20. So funny that you and I have a finish in the same fabric line! I love your beach houses and the quilting you did is just perfect! Thank you so much for sharing at TGIFF.

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  21. Such a sweet quilt! Love those houses and the quilting looks like footprints in the sand.

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  22. As you know, I love this pattern! But you're fabric choice and quilting really make this quilt so unique! Love it!!

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  23. What a fantastic photo shoot! Yep, this is a wonderful quilt. I love it.

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  24. Oh, now that is just adorable! I've seen versions of that quilt around the internet and always loved it. I've got a bundle of April Showers that I won just before Christmas (do you believe it, I actually WON a FQ bundle?!!!) that would look really sweet with this pattern :)

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  25. I think that your Beach House Quilt is absolutely adorable! The flip flops and beach shells add so much to your quilt. Great job Val!!!

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  26. I love the jandals in the quilting (that's flip-flops in Kiwi-speak!) Super work!

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  27. It is just so cute and I love the flip flops stitchin.

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  28. Congrats on the finish. Beautifully done! It screams "summer fun". Hope you get a chance to enjoy it before the summer ends. (School starts here in just over 3 weeks!)

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  29. lovely finish, Val! The quilting is perfect and I still want to move in to one of these beach houses! :)

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  30. I like it!! Love the quilting pattern and the fact that it will be view by millions when you take it out with you! ;)
    It is a cheery, happy, summery quilt and I think it should be a family favorite!

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  31. Flip flops! What fun quilting!

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  32. Lovely beach houses, and great quilting!

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  33. Gorgeous! I just saw the same design but in different colors. That's amazing what a change of colors do. The other one was all in grey, black and white and gave the feel of a calm neighbourhood. Yours, with all the soft colors (as if toned down by the sun) certainly gives the feeling of houses along a beach. :-)

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  34. Cute quilt and a perfect panto for it!

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  35. Very cute and the flip flop quilting is perfect for it.

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  36. I love everything about his quilt. I heart flip flops!

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  37. Your husband is right. It's everyone's favorite because it reflects summer to a T. Cool idea with the flip flops.

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I have to admit, your comments make me smile! Thanks for sharing and for letting me know you stopped by. I Hope your day is awesome!

Val:)

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