Thursday, July 28, 2011


Finished building my sandcastle quilt and am very pleased with how it has turned out.

Tried for a photo op today.

First, tested out the hammock (I've managed a nap here EVERY day of our vacation so far!!).

Then tried holding it up but the sea breeze kept blowing it.

As much as I wanted to take it down to the beach itself, I decided sand would not be the best idea.  Therefore, we've got one final closeup:

I will add some black stitching for the flagpoles for my flags.  I am still trying to decide if I should add an outer border.  The quilt now measures probably 50 x 50.  I want this for a wall hanging so decided I'd better measure the space I want to hang it before I add the border.  I'm pleased with the border-less look as it currently stands.

The house we rent is very small and I've found the kitchen table works as a fine sewing table.  This is the view just a few steps away from where I sew.

Hope you are having a wonderful week.

Happy Stitching!


  1. I find I am normally a "border" type of gal. But with this one??? I think with the interlocking block/square "frame" you have around the sand castle, all you need to do is put a brown or black binding on it and call it done. Well done!

  2. wow,your border and castle are awesome.
    Like Deborah, all you need is is put a black or dark brown binding.Well done!!

  3. Think I would add a small 2-1/2 inch border of the background fabric, just to make your design "float" in the structure of the quilt. Very nice and glad yyou are enjoying your week. Judy C

  4. It is such a superb work of border and castle, really awesome. The color selection is perfect and I really impressed with exquisite work. Waiting for other unique work.


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