I have many favorites, but don't want to duplicate what I have posted previously. Similarly, I really wanted to post this quilt, but the darn thing is just not quite finished. So, I present to you my newest finish..."Vintage Summer". I quilted this in the early spring (actually pieced it last fall and never got around to finishing it). Then on Tuesday morning, I realized I had no hand stitching so I quickly attached the binding.
It is a nice lap or beach size, 54"x60". I fell in love with the Elizabeth Studios beach fabrics last year. They were just so sweet and nostalgic, and reminded me of watching my 3 kids play in the surf with their 2 cousins. The five children in one of the images were those 5 exactly. Besides, the summer beach season in Maine is very short, so finishing this was of the essence.
The piecing and quilting are very simple, given what I usually do. I wanted the fabrics to be the focal point for a change. I quilted it with a meandering wave pattern.
...sweet vintage dressed children playing in the surf...
...and a nice beach scene with lighthouses and boats.
Because I know that this posting will receive a good bit of traffic during this quilt show, I have to put in my two cents worth of advertising for my quilting business! I am a longarm quilter, and receive about 90% of my business from internet viewers - ones that find me via this blog and ones that find my pure business website. I hope that you find time to peruse other recent quilts I have quilted, some my own, and some for clients. And if you have a quilt you'd like professionally quilted, please contact me.
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