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Beach and Sea Quilts

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  • Total submissions: 17
  • Total countries: 5
  • Total provinces: 1
  • Total states: 12

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Beach Babes Beach Babes
By: Jessica Hoenig, New Jersey, USA

This was one of my first quilts, made for one of my best friends! She loves the beach, so it was only fitting. I didn’t know what Dresdens were yet, but I included a beach chair, beach ball, clouds, birds, and itsy bitsy flip flops. :)

Quilt size: width: 38" height: 50"

By The Sea By The Sea
By: Kit Lang, Ontario, Canada

This piece is my hand painted background, the “rocks” were needlefelted and burned, and the sea foam is a 3D element made with twisted ribbon and the whole piece is quilted.

It was my first attempt at hand-painting, and I hope you like it!

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 27"

Chateau Relaxo Chateau Relaxo
By: Nikki, Texas, USA

This was my sister’s home @ Crystal Beach, TX. It was her heart & soul & was completely destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008. She was so devastated she could not bring herself to rebuild & now resides outside of Houston. I did this for her based on photos.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 24"

Flip Flops Flip Flops
By: Barbara, Oregon, USA

Raw-edged applique with grosgrain ribbon and button embellishments on the thongs. I used a yellow batik for the background fabric, which looks like beach sand . I free motion quilted wavy lines in the background, like sand dunes. There are waves in the blue border, like waves crashing on a beach.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"

kijkdoos kijkdoos
By: ank zegers, Netherlands

handmade patched and quilted

Quilt size: width: 78cm" height: 78cm"

Lady of the Lake Lady of the Lake
By: Caron Mosey, Michigan, USA

This 100% hand dyed, hand-quilted piece measures 35 x 35 inches. Made in 1986 by Caron L. Mosey, the quilt is featured on page 57 of “Contemporary Quilts From Traditional Designs,” also by Caron L. Mosey.

Quilt size: width: 35" height: 35"

Lakeview Lakeview
By: Sue Cook, Pennsylvania, USA

I designed this quilt as a project to teach paper piecing at Chautauqua Institution in New York. I use directional fabrics in it and show my students how to position them properly.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 18"

Lovely Laundry Bag Lovely Laundry Bag
By: Darlene Gerber, Ohio, USA

I made this bag while testing this pattern for Annemarie at Gen X Quilters. I gave it as a gift to my niece when she graduated from nursing school this spring. Its a great pattern to use with Jelly Rolls. She loves everything flipflop so these fabric choices were perfect for her.

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 28"

Ocean Sea Breeze Ocean Sea Breeze
By: Cheryl Hartzog, Florida, USA

I made this for my daughter who loves the ocean and lighthouses. It is all applique and machine quilted. I also made one for a granddaughter, but a little bit different.

Quilt size: width: 72" height: 90"

Sailing Sailing
By: Turid Bakken, Norway

In my family all persons get a quilt from me when they are 18 years old. This is for a sailor, of course.

Quilt size: width: 64" height: 84"

Sand Twists Sand Twists
By: Pam in KC, Missouri, USA

I made this Bonnie Hunter pattern – Strip Twist – in neutral fabrics for my nephew who lives in Houston. When I finished it I knew I wanted “Sand” in the name since we were visiting the beach before seeing my nephew.

Quilt size: width: 72" height: 84"

Sea Diamonds Sea Diamonds
By: Sharon Scott, California, USA

Diamond landscape with shell and seaweed embellishment Hand applique and trapunto, with bead embellishments to the shells and seaweed. The quilt was started at a class by Jan Krentz at Asilomar. But took me a year to finish the hand work.

Quilt size: width: 76" height: 60"

Seaside Pigs Seaside Pigs
By: Angela Pollok, United Kingdom

I made sketches of cartoon pigs and saw a quilt. The rest is history.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"

Stripes Ahoy! Stripes Ahoy!
By: Andi Rudebusch, South Dakota, USA

My guild had a challenge to somehow use stripes in a quilt. I started thinking of all the things at the seashore that are striped – towels, chairs, umbrellas, even the boardwalk – and challenged myself further to use ALL stripes. I even found striped buttons for embellishments!

Quilt size: width: 42.5" height: 34"

Sun, surf and sand Sun, surf and sand
By: Lindy, Washington, USA

Technically an art quilt, “Sun, surf and sand” is slash work (very like chenille). I used batiks, hand dyes, sand paper and sand dollars. The ‘quilt’ is the layers and layers of fabric, sewn in a sun shape. It is then mounted on a fabric covered art board.

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 20"

Teddy Bears on Holiday Teddy Bears on Holiday
By: CathyW, United Kingdom

… my Teddy Bears have picnics … and suitcases … and footsteps in the sand … (I’m not sure if they ever go swimming…)
The original picture fabric had yukky gingham print between the pictures – they definitely needed re-framing to show how cute they are!

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 60"

The Other 71% The Other 71%
By: Sylvia Schaefer, Georgia, USA

I’m a marine scientist by day, and this quilt was made to incorporate as many aspects of marine science as possible. The left side represents the deep polar oceans, moving to shallow tropical seas on the right, and includes representations of bacteria, whales, and everything in between!

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 40"

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This post was published on August 12th, 2011. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

2 Responses to “Beach and Sea Quilts”

  1. Lindy says:

    Re: Sharon Scott’s Sea Diamonds- I know that technically, Sharon, you did an incredible job of creating and blending the beach meets the sea scene, but did you know you also made a ‘secret’ scene as well? I instantly saw an under water mermaid swimming. She is there, trust me! Fantastic!

  2. Kit Lang says:

    Congrats to Nikki!

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