Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Here Comes the Sun Blog Hop, My Day

                                                                


The Here Comes the Sun Blog Hop hosted by the fabulous Carol @Just Let Me Quilt started on Monday.  There have been some wonderful projects being shared.  

Carol challenged us to "Sew something that has a summer theme like: sunglasses, beach items, sunny skies, and/or yellow colors. It can be a quilt, a bag, a toy, or whatever you want it to be."   

The entire schedule is posted below.

When I think of Here Comes the Sun, my immediate thought goes to the beach and all the things I love.  

My immediate thought of what to do for this hop was to finish my brother's lighthouse quilt.  Brother Bill and Char replaced my kitchen floor last year, and this was the payment he requested.   I love the ocean, and lighthouses, beaches, as do Bill and Char.  I thought I would be able to finish the top of this king sized quilt before they got here on June 11th, in time for the blog hop, but unfortunately I was not able to complete my project in time due to other activities I needed to get completed.

The lighthouses were from a BOM I purchased a LONG TIME AGO, along with the center lighthouse panel some of the other blocks from the BOM.  The corners had motifs cut out with my Accuquilt, crabs. seashells, seahorse and starfish.

I got this far on the top.  My next round is going to be Storm at Sea blocks.  






I thought I had cut out all the components for 22 Storm at Sea Blocks on the Accquilt, but I apparently miscalculated.  I made all the center blocks, all the rest of the components were short.   I did find more of the background with the anchors on it, but I am having to substitute some of the dark blue fabric for something else.  




I love the ocean so much, that much of my house has a nautical or beach decor.  My dear husband commissioned someone to make me a stained glass window of a whale, another of my favorites.  I picked up the mermaid on a beach vacation in Southern California.  








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25 comments:

Danice G said...

The lighthouses quilt is looking wonderful. Your home decor is really nice also.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Looking great and it's going to be an absolute beauty when you add that gorgeous border. Beautiful stained glass window in your home.

tink's mom said...

Oh my goodness that quilt is so worth waiting for, its lovely as is your beautiful home. The stained glass whale is stunning.

Vicki in MN said...

That will be a great quilt and treasured I am sure.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your quilt is wonderful! I really love the addition of the storm-at-sea blocks. Your ocean decor is beautiful.

Calicojoan said...

I LOVE your house. What an ocean delightful place to live. Your quilt is gorgeous and that storm at sea is going to be a great addition to it. I had to laugh about you miscalculating on cutting your pieces. I just came home from a retreat and I precut everything I needed...or I thought I did. Yep, I too was short. Uggggh!

Deb A said...

Your quilt is coming along well! Love the ocean theme of your house.

Carol S. said...

Living in your house would be like a vacation every day with that beach theme. Those mermaids are so cute! I love all the lighthouses in your quilt and a storm at sea is on my list to make someday. Thank you for sharing with us, Karrin!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Cool lighthouse quilt!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love your beachy decor, Karrin! Beautiful stained glass window, too. The lighthouse quilt for your brother and SIL is coming along nicely. I know they'll love it!

Sharon said...

Your "beach" house is lovely, and the quilt is looking great. Thank you for sharing!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Oh your lighthouse quilt is going to be awesome. I like the block with the sandpipers. I have been looking to sell and buy a new home about 5 hours north of me. For some reason the realty sites seem to think I need a beach front house on Lake Huron. :D

Kathi Clower said...

I love the beach quilt you are building Karrin… your beach decor paint and stained glass is amazing though!!!
Kathi

Karen's Korner said...

A great way to use the panel. Definitely says beach and here comes the sun.

lynn said...

Your quilt is going to be a stunner. All of the elements are there. I'd love to see your brother's face when he gets the finished gift. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing pics of your beautiful home! I love everything ❤️

Inflorescencedesigns said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love the storm at sea block. Definity on my miles long to do list. I too love beach decor. I have always had a bathroom with an ocean theme but would love to do more. Love the stained glass and the mermaids are amazing!

Inflorescencedesigns said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the storm at sea block. Definitly on my miles long to do list. I love beach decor too. I live in the midwest but I have always had at least a bathroom with the theme. I would love to expand too. The stained glass is amazing and I love all the mermaids.

For the love of geese said...

Oh my goodness, you do love ocean theme and I love it. Your brothers quilt is going to be beautiful.

Quilting Gail said...

Love your ocean theme! This quilt will look great when it's done!

Leah said...

Beautiful quilt! I love all you beach décor as well. Such fun!

Carla said...

What a wonderfully delightful quilt this will be. Love your decor!

LJ said...

Wow, you really LOVE beaches - the whole caboodle. The quilt for your brother is outstanding especially the blocks you added to the outside of the panel. I'm heading to South Carolina to get myself a mermaid, too. LOL Excellent, Karrin.

Carol Andrews said...

Lovely quilt and such fun decor!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Wow, looking great so far! Love the use of panels and all the matching fabrics and blocks! xx