It’s A Beachy Friday Wrap……………

Ahhhhhh…..the gentle sound of waves washing onto a sandy beach, sun-drenched children building sandcastles, starfish, lighthouses, sparkling blue waters and…..well, you get the picture, hmmmmm????? (continuing the story from here) this ‘finish’ will be traveling to Texas with us when we leave later this month. Some warm pieces and parts…………..IMG_7746IMG_7747IMG_7752IMG_7736IMG_7737IMG_7731  That outer border was first stitched in a vine motif, using matching blue thread, in order to have it well “anchored” (sad pun…………) and then I changed to a neon green Glide thread and over-stitched a larger motif. Had I not done that, there would have been a serious “waviness”issue with the change in stitching density in a space that large on an outer edge. Trust me……wall quilts are touchy that way!!!!! Another border photo………IMG_7734   And the back……………..IMG_7741IMG_7742IMG_7739IMG_7745  And, finally, the big picture………….IMG_7751      Thanks for following along on this most enjoyable journey.

Til next we get together I do hope you are enjoying these Advent/He Is Coming days. Now, I think, there’s some wrapping in my future!!!!!!

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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21 Responses to It’s A Beachy Friday Wrap……………

  1. That is beachy. What part of Texas? My family lives on the Gulf Coast and it is in the 70’s-80’s right now. Enjoy.

  2. Ariane says:

    This quilt is beautiful!

  3. witchylin says:

    You will be happy to reach the Texas sun. However you had some snow so I guess you will have a white Christmas. Here we nothing weather. Damp and muggy with fog. No snow and no snow. Looking at the completed quilt is a happy reminder that there is a summer on the way.

    • treadlemusic says:

      I thought of you (lighthouses!)!!!! 6″to 8″ of snow on the way tonight thru tomorrow (on top of a very generous white covering already on the ground!). The snow is not near as bad as the forecast for below zero “highs” for the next few days!!!!!! Yes, Texas warmth soon…………….hugs………..

  4. Beth Ann says:

    Oh my goodness–that is gorgeous. Anything beachy is perfect for me so you know I love this one. Great work.

  5. Linda Osborne says:

    I it looks wonderful. What a treasure. Can’t wait to see the real thing. Many, many thanks for a job well done.

  6. Emily says:

    I am a new reader and want to tell you how much I have loved seeing this quilt evolve through your posts. It is beautiful!

    Take care.

    • treadlemusic says:

      I am so glad to “meet” you!!!!! I try to take you along on my various quilty (and otherwise!!! LOL!) journeys and share the ups and downs of the process. If I don’t answer all the questions you may have, feel free to contact me or leave a comment. Please, stop by again!!!!! Sending hugs from my little corner of the world…….Doreen

  7. kathyreeves says:

    What an amazing quilt this is, so creative in the design AND the quilting. I really appreciate the smaller sections you post…it is not overwhelming. (That’s because I’m trying to get a handle on your rhythm and design development.) Stay warm these next few days!!!!

    • treadlemusic says:

      Before starting on the stitching of any quilt (client or mine), I spend time just looking at it…..the piecing, secondary patterns formed, fabric prints, dominant color(s) or even just an ‘impression’ when I look at it. From there, I may doodle, take a photo (a GREAT way to get a totally different perspective/color balance reality), use my dry erase board, etc. The pin-basting process gives me lots of time to do this and look for construction issues that may be present. Thank you for your most helpful comment!!! I so appreciate your visits!!!!!! Hugs…….

  8. Vicki in MN says:

    So fun to see all the cute designs you quilted into this piece! Hoping you are staying in Sunday from the cold and quilting!

  9. Debbierose says:

    All so bright & lught, lovely

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