Monday, March 22, 2021

Salt and Sand Blog Hop, My Day

                                                  

Welcome to the second day, and my day of the Salt and Sea Blog Hop!  When Carol @Just Let Me Quilt first suggested this hop, I knew I had to join in.  The beach and ocean are my special place, I dream of visiting them again.  Many thanks to Carol for once again coming up with a wonderful hop.  The full list of participants is below, be sure and visit and see what everyone has come up with!

I had a brilliant plan to begin with that didn't come to fruition yet.  I had planned to make a collage mermaid, something I have never done before, but unfortunately I just received my materials last week.  I had a graphic artist, the husband of my hearing aid technician, draw me a beautiful mermaid some years ago, and I plan to make a collage of it, this is not something you attempt a week before the hop.  So on to Plan B.

I used some of my Christmas money to purchase some new dies for my Accuquilt cutter, and had not had a chance to use yet.    I had gotten a tumbler die, and I also purchased some nautical dies.    I used some of my 30's fabrics that have little children on the seashore, and also used some of my nautical fabric.  





I put nautical borders on.  On the bottom it says "Ahoy, my friend, come sail with me.. Let's Make believe we're at sea"




This is the whole top.  I haven't had a chance to quilt it yet.  This top will end up being one of my contributions to the Hands 2 Help Comfort Quilt Challenge 2021 organized by Sarah @Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


My daughter came over on when I was working on this top and told me my granddaughter would love one like this for her baby doll Beatrice.  I had some leftover tumblers cut out, so I will sew Beatrice a quilt for Easter!



Be sure and visit the others participating in this hop, and thanks again Carol for another wonderful hop!  




31 comments:

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Adorable quilt!

Sherry said...

Hi, I really like your beachy tumbler quilt. Such cute little appliques! I was also interested in the little mermaid quilt. I just love mermaids! Could you possible tell me where I can buy the pattern? Thanks

Stitchin At Home said...

Plan B looks great! Your tumbler quilt is lovely!

thatfabricfeeling.wordpress.com said...

It looks like you had loads of fun. Well done.

Carol said...

Sweet quilt--the nautical appliques fit nicely on the blocks! Your granddaughter will love her doll quilt too. Thanks for sharing!

Scrapatches said...

The tumbler quilt is full of whimsy and sew cute. The mermaid is simply gorgeous! ... :-) Pat

Connie W. said...

Wow, you got two projects from the hop! Your quilt for H2H will be special for someone as will the doll quilt be for your grandchild. Thanks for sharing.
Connie

Inflorescencedesigns said...

Beautiful work! I have always loved the tumbler block look. It makes me think about getting one now! I love how it creates interest but also lets you use showcase amazing fabrics. I like fabric that has a lot of details and when it gets cut up for a quilt sometimes that fun disappears. The tumbler lets the fabric shine. Thanks for sharing!

Calicojoan said...

Oh my goodness your tumbler quilt is adorable. I love all the little appliques you added and there are some of the cutest vintage looking fabrics in it. Love love love it. That is quite the beautiful quiltie on your header too. Perfect for the hop.

Carol S. said...

I love tumbler quilts and you made it even more special with that cute border. Awesome choice of fabrics for it! Thank you for sharing this sweet quilt.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your tumbler quilt is adorable, Karrin! It looks like the tumbler die for the Accuquilt is really handy. I like the little appliqued pieces, too. Hope you get to work on your collage mermaid soon!

Leah said...

The tumbler blocks are fun! Love the nautical appliqués you added. Such a fun quilt.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Your Tumbler quilt is going to be darling and so is Beatrice's little Bonus Quilt!! Whose Mermaid quilt is at the top of the page? That is stunning!

Susan said...

I know the collage will be beautiful when you get time, but the one you did with the dies is as cute as anything! I like the mermaid at the top, too.

For the love of geese said...

That was such a clever idea and I love it. It never would have crossed my mind to applique inside the tumbler blocks.

beaquilter said...

adorable with those crabs and things

tink's mom said...

That mermaid is just a wonderful opening to your post for Salt And Sand. I love tumbler blocks and your quilt is just a great use of them. Doll quitl it gonna be loved.

Annie said...

Karrin, your seaside tumbler quilt is so creatively put together with the images in some tumbler pieces and the die cut images in random spots. I love that cute border on the bottom. Your Granddaughter and Beatrice are going to be so happily surprised.

LJ said...

Your title page photo quilt is outstanding! It was worth the visits many times over. Enjoyed seeing the quilt you made for the hop, too. Love that border with the sailboats and the 'make believe' writing - super!

Karen said...

Your mermaid idea is a good one and I hope you get a chance to work on it soon. A friend of mine made a mermaid quilt years ago that was wonderful and should have won first place at the quilt show but now I can't remember what technique she used.

You should come visit me as I live about 10 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean!

Rebecca Smith said...

I love the mermaid idea. The tumblers are nice too

MrsV said...

It's so great to get to use new toys. I really like the nautical dies. And I hope you get to circle back around to plan A - it's always good to stretch ourselves :).

Quilting Gail said...

Your quilt is so cute! Some little one will love all the appliques and the beautiful nautical prints! Well done!

Sharon said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty nautical quilt! Someone is going to love it. :o)

Carol Andrews said...

Plan B turned out just great! I’m sure your granddaughter will love her dolly quilt and I’m intrigued with the mermaid collage quilt idea! Love the mermaid header on your post.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Cute quilt!

Carla said...

Aww, what a wonderful tumbler quilt. Such a great quilt to go with the theme. A collage mermaid is a beautiful idea and I bet it will be gorgeous.

Karen's Korner said...

You have definitely created a nautical theme in your pretty quilt.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

How cute! Love all the fabrics you chose, perfect for this hop! Love your mermaid header too, by the way :) xx

Susan said...

Such an adorable quilt! And nice of you to make a small version for an Easter gift.

Lyndsey said...

I love tumbler quilts and yours is very cute. The fabrics are fun and you mermaid header is a delight.