Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 21
  • Total countries: 7
  • Total provinces: 2
  • Total states: 9

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Archipelago Archipelago
By: Linn, Sweden

This is my second quilt, made for my parents wedding anniversary. The marine theme came from my parents love of sailing and my own love of the archipelagos of the Swedish coastline. The lighthouse block is to symbolize security, hope and love. The quilt is hand quilted, with waves in the border.

Quilt size: width: 59" height: 59"

Batiks by the sea Batiks by the sea
By: Rita Chester, Arizona, USA

I Made this from an image of a wood inlay that I photographed in Italy.
I Donated it last month to the Allaiance for American Quilter to be auctioned on ebay in November.

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 16"

Beachcomber Beachcomber
By: A. Carole Grant, British Columbia, Canada

Living on the Western Edge of Vancouver Island and watching the children look for treasures made me realize how many treasures are in the sea and on the beach, most are life-sustaining and/or are dependant. Lets keep our beaches clean.

Quilt size: width: 11" height: 17"

Beachwalk Beachwalk
By: Linda/Thistledown and Co., Florida, USA

As a pattern designer living in SW Florida I just had to design a beach quilt. This quilt is made from my pattern
“beachwalk” it’s fusible applique, and made with mostly batiks.

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 60"

Beyond the Seashore Beyond the Seashore
By: Kwyltaholic, California, USA

Raw edged applique of underwater sea life.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 36"

Birthday Beauties Birthday Beauties
By: Shout4Joy, Pennsylvania, USA

I chose sea colors, blues greens, coral and sand wanted a seashore/beach/ocean feel to the quilt. It is one of my favorite quilts!

This quilt was made from a Birthday Block Swap. I chose to have NYB blocks (hence the name) as they are one of my favorite blocks.

Quilt size: width: 34" height: 43"

Coral Reef Coral Reef
By: Debbie Clarke, South Carolina, USA

This vibrant underwater scene includes machine applique, thread painting, and fiber embellishments. It was made in an online class and will be donated to my quilt guild for auction this fall.

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 25"

Happy Feet Happy Feet
By: oma511, Australia

This quilt was a block swap we had with our group. One lady did not complete hers so I was short one pair. A kind lady saw the blocks on my blog and offered to make the 12th one. It was sent from the USA to Australia.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 48"

Maggie's Lighthouse Maggie’s Lighthouse
By: Kathi Iacovelli, Pennsylvania, USA

A gift for my sister Maggie-who loves the beach and has visited every light house in NJ.

I converted the pattern to paper piecing. The appliques were done by hand as is the quilting. The border was pieced using adding machine tape, stay-stitched then sewn on by machine to prevent stretching.

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 24"

Playa Caribeña Playa Caribeña
By: Vanessa W., Florida, USA

Playa Caribeña means Caribbean beach in Spanish. My husband loves the beach so I wanted to make a wall hanging quilt of a beach scene for him to hang in his office at work. It brightens up his office and he loves looking at it!

Quilt size: width: 20″" height: 14″"

Sea Otter Sea Otter
By: Quiltilicious, New Jersey, USA

Wall hanging with the center hand-painted with Tsukenieko inks. Part of a series of animal wall hangings.

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 20"

Seven Sisters Seven Sisters
By: quilthexle, Germany

I started this quilt in a class with Gloria Loughman. It captures some cherished moments we spent at the Seven Sisters, England; now it hangs proudly in my livingroom. Hope you like it

Quilt size: width: 35" height: 27"

Siren's Song Siren’s Song
By: Jill Buckley, Ontario, Canada

This piece was created as part of a guild challenge. We were each given a fat quarter of Laurel Burch fabric (all colourful fish) to work with.

The Mermaid’s body is made from those fish. This quilt is mostly top stitched curved piecing along with a few “fused” fish, and some beading (the seahorse)

Quilt size: width: 21" height: 25"

Summer holiday Summer holiday
By: Han, United Kingdom

Summer holiday, which to me means sparkling sands and skies, flip flops and windmills! This was created for a challenge using the two hungry caterpillar fabrics (in the flip flops).

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 22"

Summer Sailing Summer Sailing
By: Sharon Vrooman, New York, USA

I had a few sailboat and fish muslin pre-printed blocks given me – I remember when a kid we would go to watch the boats race in the summer – and chase the little fish along the shore. I did up the boats and fish, added a lighthouse, and used a sand/shell print fabric for the beach-hand quilted.

Quilt size: width: 15.5" height: 15.5"

Turquoise Blue View Turquoise Blue View
By: Erika Mayr, Austria

This quilt is free cut on my own hand died fabrics and maschine stitched and qulited.. Was done in my first workshop here in Austria.

Quilt size: width: 33" height: 49"

Two In Love Two In Love
By: Mary, Kansas, USA

I designed this wallhanging for my cousin and & his wife based on their wedding announcement.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 15"

Two stepping on the sand Two stepping on the sand
By: Majikmom, Missouri, USA

The ocean is a favorite place, so colors and theme were easy. I read a blog about ‘dancing log cabin’ blocks, then modified the idea to what I called a ‘two step’ block. New embroidery machine pattern of lovely shells.

Will go to sis in law when done. DD did the photo with detail insets.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"

Under the sea Under the sea
By: Diana Glasspool, United Kingdom

A combination of ideas, the sea horses were from one workshop, the fish, which are 3D and all have smiles on their faces from another workshop. A happy quilt that hangs in my bathroom.

Quilt size: width: 29" height: 40"

Under Water Wonders Quilt Under Water Wonders Quilt
By: Cheryl Hartzog, Florida, USA

I have always wanted to make a scenery quilt, this is the first one I’ve made.

I used wonder under, cut, then ironed them on, I also used paper glue. I machine quilted on my Phaff Machine. Glued the pearls to look like air bubbles.

At the top it looks like an Island .

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"

Up a Stream Up a Stream
By: Flo Moy, California, USA

I was given a packet of batik fat quarters which when I looked at them and laid them against a light blue background, I thought of creating fish swimming in water. I purchased other fabric to make more fish, thus this quilt was born!

Quilt size: width: 62" height: 75"

Seashore Quilts

3 thoughts on “Seashore Quilts

  • July 23, 2010 at 6:47 am

    OMG! how do we pick just one?! what a great selection of quilts this week. It’s obviously a subject that brings out great inspiration. All you quilters are just fantastic!

  • July 23, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Love the colors used!!

  • July 25, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Wonderful quilts!! I agree with Dar. This week it took me 2 days to decide which one to vote for. They are all beautiful.

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