Today I had fun photographing this year’s beach quilt made with Drunkard’s Path blocks. No, there’s no ocean around here, but we do have a State Park with a beach. And, oddly, no one was swimming on this 50°F day…
Here is the design as I did it on EQ7. I often it to quickly layout and turn blocks, without worrying about fabrics, just to get a general idea. These are nine inch blocks. I wanted to keep the pieces large to show off the fabrics.
I started with six fabrics, but added four more to fill in the values. This quilt has no shell print fabric. One of the batiks is “Surf”. There is a peeling white paint print, and one that appears woven, not an awning stripe, but maybe a lawn chair? There is a metalic gold leaf print I really like. Most of the others are abstract batiks, although the darkest reminds me seaweed or fishnet. I used that for the binding, too.
I quilted this with wavy lines using a caramel-colored Living Colors from Superior Threads. The spirals were done in a Rainbows thread in a green, blue, yellow, pink variation.
The backing is a gold and cream batik that makes me think of coral, or maybe seaweed. There is a row of blocks pieced in, but it doesn’t show here.
This quilt is a little darker, more earth and sky, than some of the past ones. It’s available here in my Etsy shop.
I’m linking up to Finish it up Friday and Whoop Whoop Friday.
May 21, 2015 at 6:28 PM
May 21, 2015 at 9:30 PM
This is so pretty. Love the colors.
May 22, 2015 at 12:57 PM
I am ready for the beach! Your quilt is lovely and perfect for a beach picnic.
May 23, 2015 at 12:08 AM
Really like your colors and your quilting! I am always a sucker for a drunkards path block.
May 23, 2015 at 3:16 AM
Beautiful quilt, very summer-like!
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June 2, 2015 at 4:11 PM
I love the colors and the name! Did you have to wash the quilt as soon as you were done with the pictures, or did the sand shake out?
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