What a busy spring. Nashville in March, Florida beach vacation at the beginning of May, Memorial Day in Illinois with family, and our very own neighborhood festival (Summerfest) at the start of June. In between I’ve been trying to find time for gardening, sewing for others, and working on my own projects.
For all my wailing and gnashing of teeth, the beach quilt worked just as I had hoped.
Mark spent most of the vacation fishing.
And when Lady wasn’t practicing her newly acquired body surfing technique…
Or guarding the fish
She thought the quilt made a great towel. She often sought out the shady spot. Most importantly she didn’t lay her head down in the sand and come up licking a pound of sand off her nose. No sick puppy this year.
I, of course, was working on a new “quilt as you go” project, which I’ll tell you about soon.
After our return the beach quilt was loaned out to friends who took it along on their beach vacation. And I expect it will see some use at summer concerts at the Atlanta Botanical Garden as well.
All in all it was worth the pain, and the pattern really is quite simple. In fact, for my loyal followers, shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you my pattern gratis. Others can find it in my pattern store on Craftsy.com here http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilting/home-decor/beach-quilt/7261. And if you need a coordinating beach umbrella...