Hi Quilting Friends,
Welcome to the “Salt and Sand” blog hop, brought to us by our quilting friend Carol at “Just Let Me Quilt”. (Thank you Carol! This will be SEW much fun.) The challenge for this blog hop is to show a project with ocean / sand colors, or something that includes ocean creatures. We’re looking forward to seeing how everyone has interpreted this challenge!
As usual, when deciding upon a project for the “Salt and Sand” blog hop, we took a little time to review our previous projects. (All of the quilt patterns in the pictures are available from Ms P’s Pattern Shop.) We have created several unique ocean-themed quilts over the years:
Sharon’s turn to write today! I enjoy a nice trip to the beach to take a break from the everyday grind. I love the feeling of warm sand between my toes, the sound of the rolling surf that beckons me into the water, and the sight of a pod of dolphins swimming and playing in the deeper water. So relaxing. . . I’d love to be on some beach somewhere, right about now, wouldn’t you? This song makes me smile, every time I hear it. Enjoy!
I decided to make a quilted wine bottle tote with a cute mermaid as my project for this blog hop. My friend Cherie had a birthday this month, so I created the mermaid in her favorite colors for her birthday gift.
I’ve used this wine tote pattern several times; it is easy to make and can accommodate our unique applique designs. I didn’t have quite enough of my background fabric to make the tote all in one piece, so I added a decorative flange of my lining fabric between the handle and the body of the tote to make it work. The mermaid tote begged for wavy quilting, so I complied.
I added a bottle of Cherie’s favorite vintage, and ta-da! Raise a glass to friendship!
We’re having a giveaway during this blog hop, and you could win a free “Miss Mermaid” PDF applique pattern! Entries will be accepted through March 30, and the winner will be notified via email by April 1. Good luck!
Thanks so much for visiting today! Do you have a favorite beach? Where is it, and what do you enjoy doing when you go there?
Sharon & Susan
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