Good morning Moda Bakers! I’m sending a cheery wave across the Atlantic from one of my favourite UK beaches, Porthminster in the lovely Cornish town of St. Ives. It’s a long drive from my native Shropshire in the English midlands, but worth every hour of the journey to soak up the beautiful light sparkling on St. Ives Bay.
Are you enjoying your time at the seashore? I sure hope so! As a native Southern Californian, there is no place I’d rather be. And what would a visit to the beach be without our friend the sun? This block is simply made up of sixteen drunkard’s path blocks. If you’ve been nervous about tackling curves, this block is perfect for mastering this block. Just take it slow. Feel free to play around with your fabric choices to decide how vibrant you want your sun. And just in case curved piecing isn’t your thing, I’ve given some very basic applique instructions as an alternative.
I used Ombre Confetti Metallic for my block. I love that you can choose a different saturation of color for each unit and those gold dots add the perfect amount of sparkle!
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!