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:)

45 comments:

Jo said...

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

Janeen van Niekerk said...

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

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

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

LA Paylor said...

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

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

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!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

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

Vera said...

Neat! What a fun quilting pattern.

Lesley said...

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

Christine Feldstein said...

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

Shari T said...

Love it! Such a warm, beach-y feel

Teje Karjalainen said...

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

Jasmine said...

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

Sarah Craig said...

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

kathyinozarks said...

love it Val and the flip flosp motif is perfect

kathyinozarks said...

oops flip flops

Terri said...

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

Valerie Reynolds said...

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

Cathy said...

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

Barb N said...

What a fun quilt! Perfect quilting on it.

Willit Neverend said...

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!

Marianne Jeffrey said...

Spectacular!

Schulz Family said...

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

Izzy said...

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.

Renee said...

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

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

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

A Quilter's Mission said...

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

barbara woods said...

Love your quilt

Nita said...

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 :)

Tami C said...

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!!!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

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

Michele said...

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

Kate said...

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!)

Jessica Hadden said...

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

Brenda said...

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!

Susan Arnold said...

Adorable quilt!

Sharon said...

Flip flops! What fun quilting!

Anita said...

Lovely beach houses, and great quilting!

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

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. :-)

Maartje Quilt said...

A beauty. Love the quilting.

Vivian said...

Cute quilt and a perfect panto for it!

Needled Mom said...

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

Jeanna said...

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

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

That's a collection of very charming houses!

Marcy said...

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

edward read said...

Really love your houses. Its showing good and awesome. Thanks for your sharing.
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