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Weekly Themed Quilt Contests

  • Beach and Seashore

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    • Total submissions: 20
    • Total countries: 8
    • Total provinces: 1
    • Total states: 9

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  • Bare Threads Beach

    Bare Threads Beach (49" x 30")
    By: Shirley Wooten, Florida, USA

    Created for the 2004 Jacksonville Quiltfest Challenge. An original design with my own Sun Painted fabrics. The dolls are 3D as well as the tiny quilt, magazines and totes and sandals. Techniques include stamping, piecing, applique, fuzed items, yarns and other embelishments.

  • Beach Baby

    Beach Baby (36" x 45")
    By: Donna Mc, Georgia, USA
    Blog: Sew Blessed

    A co-worker was decorating their nursery with a beach theme for their little baby boy. All kinds of cute things - surf boards on the walls and a painted tiki hut, and other cute stuff. I designed this quilt around it. The little critters were my favorite, and my son drew the crab.

  • Beach Bag

    Beach Bag (12" x 16")
    By: Rosemary Hillman, United Kingdom

    I'd had this lovely fabric sitting in my stash just waiting for a project. I've made two versions of this now and am waiting to see how my students versions have turned out.

  • beach umbrellas

    beach umbrellas (47" x 33")
    By: Suzy Sparrowe, United Kingdom
    Blog: quiltedhappiness

    I made this lap quilt a couple of months ago and am utterly proud of it. The moment I placed the pieced umbrellas onto the beach footstep fabric, it totally came to life! The border fabric is one of my favourite fabrics and luckily I still have lots of it left!

  • City Lights

    City Lights (36" x 21")
    By: Victoria Plesa, California, USA

    Only two fabrics makeup this landscape. The city lights are clear Swarovski crystals that add movement and realism to the cityscape. No matter what time of night, when flying over an urban area, people go on with the daily grind of life. The only evidence they exist from above being the City Lights.

  • Coffs Coast

    Coffs Coast (10" x 9.5")
    By: Lyn Crump, Australia
    Blog: Busy Quilting

    Made during the "Be Creative By The Sea" retreat at Coffs Harbour, in a class with Sue Dennis. Uses Shiva sticks Angelina Fibres, Free Motion quilting on Solvy. The shells were from the sand picked up during my morning walks along the beach.

  • Fun in the Sun

    Fun in the Sun (17" x 17.5")
    By: Ruth Robinson, New York, USA

    I belong to a small quilting group and one of the girls brought each of us back a piece of fabric from her vacation in Florida. She challenged us to make something quilted from it. I won 2nd place in the voting at our quilt retreat.

  • FUN UNDER THE SEA

    FUN UNDER THE SEA (84" x 67")
    By: ffrench, New Zealand
    Blog: -

    I made this quilt to put in the bedroom I have for my grandchildren to stay.They love it always trying to find the seahorses submarine octupus etc.I have eight grandchildren so they all have to take turns but I love it that they are still all the ages they "love to come to Nana and poppys House!

  • Hawaiian Eye Candy

    Hawaiian Eye Candy (8.5" x 11")
    By: Beach/Underwater Quilt, Utah, USA
    Blog: Ruthie quilts! And quilts...

    I made this little quilt in October 2009 for the 6-12 inch trading swap (now the MQTS) on flickr for the "Hawaiian Inspired" swap. I had to make one for myself! I added flowers from a floral lei, and embellished it with shell buttons, beads, and crystals! I finished it with eyelash yarn seaweed.

  • lighthouse in maine

    lighthouse in maine (10" x 14")
    By: landscapelady, Vermont, USA
    Blog: landscapelady`

    I dream of living on the coast of maine and would love to have a view of this lighhouse on a rocky knoll surrounded by flying gulls, lobster (on the top, must be he wanted to fly :0 ) the pelican is sitting at the bottom waiting to catch a fish and this is all happening during a dreamy sunset.

  • Living Near the Ocean

    Living Near the Ocean (14"" x 16"")
    By: Judy Bowers, Washington, USA
    Blog: Golden DogQuilting

    I made this quilt the first month we moved near the ocean. It contains real shells and starfish as well as some made out of fabric and hand-embroidered. I painted on my footprints, and added pearl paint to the beach. The crabs have beaded eyes and it is machine quilted. It is edged with gold trim.

  • Mirando al mar-lookingat the sea

    Mirando al mar-lookingat the sea (11,5" x 15,5")
    By: ana-ane, Spain
    Blog: ana-ane puntasdas con gusto no....pican

    Este pequeño trabajo fue mi primer contacto con el paisaje,
    quiero representar en el una preciosa playa de las Islas Canarias en España. Está acolchado a máquina

    This small work was my first contact with the landscape, I want to represent in a precious beach of the Canary Isles in Spain.

  • One last visit

    One last visit (11" x 12")
    By: Debbie Clarke, South Carolina, USA
    Blog: Stitchin' Therapy

    I created a journal quilt after one last visit to Daytona Beach. A small shell picked up on the beach inspired the thread painting. I love the soft colors. The curved edge reminds me of the waves. I attached the shell on the upper right.

  • Sailing

    Sailing (64" x 84")
    By: Turid Bakken, Norway
    Blog: Den syende himmel

    Made for a sailer. Paper pieced and mashine quilted.

  • Sally

    Sally (20" x 20")
    By: Daisy Fredericks, Louisiana, USA
    Blog: Lazy Daisy Quilts

    I use a lot of leftover batiks in my art quilting, and I do a lot of thread painting/quilting. It's hard to name a seahorse.. so I called her Sally.

  • Sandpipers at the Shore

    Sandpipers at the Shore (20" x 16")
    By: Shari, Australia
    Blog: Mumsyblossom's World

    Small quilt sent as a gift in a Christmas Swap

  • Semaphore The View

    Semaphore The View (50" x 70")
    By: Quilting Gammy, Australia

    This was made from a drawing by my 7 yo granddaughter. Each part of the design uses a different quilting method, crazy patch, bargello, foundation paper, strip piecing. and applique. It is the view from my house, named in memory of my M In L who always said "The View Makes up for it all"

  • Sunbonnet Sue's Retirement Dream

    Sunbonnet Sue's Retirement Dream (25" x 25")
    By: Kaaren Biggs, Ontario, Canada

    Made for a "Dreams" guild challenge, this shows Sue tall and slim and able to eat as much ice cream as she likes, while strolling on the beach in her itty-bitty bikini - but of course the face remains hidden under her huge bonnet! Her little dogs follow to lap up the ice cream drops!

  • Through the Arched Window

    Through the Arched Window (35" x 45")
    By: Emma How, Australia
    Blog: Sampaguita Quilts

    One of my series of original beach scene quilts, made for (and used and loved by) my youngest niece. The scene is built using my own twist on foundation-piecing and a wide range of fabrics.

  • Waves on the Rocks

    Waves on the Rocks (20" x 18")
    By: Becky Peacock, Kuwait

    The pattern originated from a Quilt University class. I stepped out of my comfort zone to dabble in painting fabrics, melting cellophane & sheer fabrics, and fusing Angelina fibers, then put everything together artistically. There is even real sand on the shore! The sky is the limit, I realized.