Sunday, June 2, 2019

May Modern Mini

"Gifts from the Sound"

Here is my inspiration photo.  I took this on a walk with coco.

An early loose layout.  
Hunting for small buttons was almost like looking for shells at the beach.
I don't embellish often, but this little quilt called for it.  I even added very tiny crystals to represent sea glass.

I first did some quilting where I was going to add beads, then I did the beading.  You can see here my knots here on the back.
I left the underneath fabric which showed through to add a little texture. (a happy accident that I notice, before I trimmed it off.

I quilted the water and sky section with pink and blue silk.

I was going to do a raw edge treatment instead of binding, then I remember this trim tape.  So I folded it and machine attached it act as my binding.

The number seemed sort of nautical, like depth findings, or tide makers.

I frayed the corners with a needle.  I can't tell you how much I like this binding for this piece.

Here in its natural habitat.  The beach was packed on Friday, but no seemed to take an any notice of my photo shoot.

Lastly, I came downstairs for coffee on Friday and was met by this awesome sight.  It really was spiritual and I'm so happy I captured it.

Happy June! 
xo

26 comments:

Sharon Stroud said...

Love it! Really captured what was in the photo. Spectacular pic of the sunrise. Love all your quilts and the blog!

Cathy said...

I love this quilt. It's bigger than I first thought. Happy Birthday Barb. I hope you have a wonderful day. Hugs.

Lori said...

Terrific quilt! Agree about the binding! It seems to fit right in!!

CecileD said...

You realized a wonderful quilt as always !! I wish you a beautiful day with all your family.
Happy birthday Barb !

Julierose said...

Just a lovely sea-inspired piece! I also love that binding--the frayed corners were a stroke of genius!!
We haven't ventured down to our beach as yet this year--our deck seems much more inviting...despite the gloomy fog-laden air...hugs, Julierose

Tammy said...

Wow! Beautiful mini. Even better than the photos!

rondiquilts said...

Love everything about this! You are so creative. Never can get enough of the surf. I enjoy the sounds, smells, the colors and textures. Soothes my soul, takes all my troubles away.

Rondi

Robin said...

This is fabulous! I love everything about it; the sky, the layers of sand, the beads, the buttons, the quilting, the binding. Oh so nice!!!

Sandy said...

How cool! Its like a little painting, only better!

Barbara said...

Oh, Barb, what a wonderful interpretation of the beach. I love everything about it--the beads, buttons, and especially the tape binding! That is one beautiful sunrise surprise :)

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Wow, wow, wow! I adore it. And yes, that binding is perfect for it. I linked you up on the monthly mini post. I can't believe no one stopped you to comment at your photo shoot!

Taryn said...

Your seashore quilt is simply perfect and I thoroughly enjoyed reading through your process and seeing the photos. I still embrace my inner 6-year-old so I gave a little squeal when I saw how you tastefully incorporated a little bling with the beading.

cityquilter grace said...

aaahhhh you captured the shore so beautifully....makes me homesick indeed for new england...

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Love the creativity of your mini; it's so wonderful! And the photo of the quilt in it's "natural habitat"--perfect!

Quilting Babcia said...

Your quilt immediately reminded me of so many Oregon beaches we walked at low tide, with all the little shells and beach treasures left when the tide receded. Love everything about this one!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

You made that very fast and all that wonderful embellishment! The binding was such a good idea and adds to the organic feel of the quilt.
I hope you had wonderful birthday friend!

Ruth said...

I love that you used buttons for the sea shells. Very cute! The photo of the sun shining through the trees is awesome!!

Thimbleanna said...

What a fun little quilt Barb! You're so lucky you live near the beach -- wonderfully inspiring. And now I'm off to try and think of all the things I could do with a John Deere with a drink holder -- what a luxury LOL!

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

LOVE the calm of this - you really captured the beachy vibe... the stillness and subtlety. Love the embellishments, just so fitting and artful. Yes perfect binding!

liz said...

Really like you Modern Mini : )

QuiltGranma said...

"in its natural habitat..." LOVE THAT! Such a great picture of a day at the beach, I can almost hear the seagulls and sandpipers, almost smell the salty air...

Holly said...

I really love your little quilt, but especially the embellishments & binding! Do you know of Ann Brauer? She makes incredible quilts in this style. annbrauer.com

Quilter Kathy said...

A lovely beach quilt~
And OMG that last photo is breathtaking!

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