Growing up on Long Island Sound near the Housatonic River in Connecticut often meant summer days at Short Beach. My mother would pile us (generally the four younger of the 6 kids) in to the Ford Falcon station wagon (yes forest green with wood paneling on the sides). We would head down in the morning, lunches packed, towels, sand toys, and blankets in tow.
One sunny beach day, my older brother John (usually the ring leader) thought it would be the funniest thing to bury my mother’s sandals in the sand and see how long it would take her to find them. We marked the spot with seaweed, rocks, and shells so we would remember exactly where they were, and went off to play.
We spent the day playing, swimming, collecting shells, and munching on the packed lunch, and then before we knew it, it was time to go. “Pack everything up!” mom said. “Wait, where are my sandals?” “Hahahaha.” We had a good laugh. “We buried them! Can you find them?”….
Hi, Bake Shoppers! I’m Carole Carter and I blog at From My Carolina Home. I am delighted to be back for the At the Seashore Quilt Along! Living in North Carolina, our summer fun at the shore might include a visit to the Outer Banks. So, my block is Cruising the Outer Banks. Come dip your toes in the water and make this fun sailboat design which is a perfect addition to a summer fun quilt along. My block is made with Moda’s Origami Janet Clare.
Hey everyone! I’m excited to get to contribute a block to the quilt along this summer. Be sure to check out my YouTube channel to see a little overview of how this block comes together. It’s easier then it looks! Alright, let’s get to it.
I live in southeastern Virginia near some great beaches. The James River, York River and Chickahominy River are all in my backyard and are great sports to enjoy some water fun. I can dip my toes in the shores of Virginia Beach in about an hour’s drive. But, without question, my favorite beaches are those found in the Outer Banks of North Carolina…
I hope you are enjoying your time At the Seashore whether that time is truly at the shore or time spent dreaming and stitching some blocks. My name is Denniele Bohannon. You may know me as Louanna Mary Quilt Design. It is exciting to share with you my block called Summer Romance!
Hello! I’m Heather Long of Coffee and Quilts and I’m thrilled to be part of this summer’s quilt-a-long. Each summer, my husband and I follow his family’s tradition of going to Vinalhaven, ME. My father-in-law’s birthday is on the Fourth of July and we all enjoy watching the fireworks. I designed this block, Summer Sparklers, in honor of my father-in-law and his festive birthday. The gorgeous blues and greys of Origami by Janet Clare were the perfect choice of fabrics for Maine – cool and restful.
Welcome to the seashore! I always enjoy a cool treat on a hot summer day, and what better than a twin popsicle to share with a friend? This fun block was made with Ruby Star Society fabric and is the perfect addition to a beach getaway.