At the Seashore – Beach Houses

Hi, Bake Shop Bakers!  I’m Lisa Jo Girodat of Neverlandstitches by Lisa Jo.   I am so excited to be here for the At the Seashore Quilt Along!

I live in Michigan, The Great Lakes State, and grew up less than 5 miles from Lake St. Clair.  I may not be near the seashore, but Michigan has the longest freshwater coastline in the US.  Our shoreline is 3,288 miles.  Our summers may be short, but boy do we know how to jam in as much fun as possible.  In my neighborhood, almost every third house has a boat of some type.  Also, numerous of families have cottages along the lake shore which happens to surround the entire state.

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At the Seashore – Melt

Hi, all you Summer beach-goers. There is nothing more splendid than a day at the beach. I was lucky to be a beach babe, growing up in the Port Hacking, south of Sydney, Australia. Summer by the ocean was especially, a magical time as our days were filled with water skiing, sailing and fishing from sun up to sun down. I can never forget the feel of the sun on my skin, the sultry heat of a Sydney summer and the smell of salt from the ocean.

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At the Seashore – Summer Sun


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!

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At the Seashore – Oh Buoy!

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?”….

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At the Seashore – Cruising the Outer Banks

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.

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At the Seashore – Lifeguard Stand

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…

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