Welcome! Thank you for visiting on my day of sharing for Just Let Me Quilt's Salt and Sand blog hop!
So when the Salt and Sand hop was announced, I immediately emailed Carol, telling her I'm in, AND I had a project in mind. All I had to do was make it!
That project was a 12" block I had designed, Surfboards in the Sand, but hadn't sewn up.
This was the perfect chance!
And I should have stuck with that idea. Instead, I started down a rabbit hole of designing blocks to go with it for a complete quilt. Such a deep, deep, DEEP hole!
After spending 4 sometimes-frustrating days in front of EQ8, I showed my almost completed quilt design to my surfing/beach loving/Santa Cruz resident son, who promptly fell in love. His only request? Make it to fit a Queen size bed.
That request prompted 3 more days of designing and tweaking, leaving little time to make anything for this hop. Turns out, my original idea of including the surfboard block in the quilt was thrown out, which gave me no reason to make it.
Instead, I opted to make one of the blocks for this new beach quilt: a palm tree with sand and a separate bit of ocean. Together, they fulfill the theme of the Salt and Sand hop.
Now I know this block is not very exciting by itself, but trust me, once I get this quilt made I'm sure there will be lots of oohs and ahs! Here's a few quilt details I can share: it comes in three sizes, lap, twin, and queen it involves applique and paper piecing for an intermediate quilter it's a row quilt, containing blocks never seen on a quilt
When will it be done? I'm hoping within two months. I have a lot of test sewing to do, plus taking pictures and video. Fortunately, my son can wait!
For more Salt and Sand projects, be sure to visit my quilt friends who are also sharing today:
March 26Just Let Me Quilt
Little Penguin Quilts
Just Sew Quilter
And visit Just Let Me Quilt for the full list in case your just joining in!