Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Beachfront Cottage quilt blocks

I am making the Beachfront Cottage quilt from the July/August 2009 issue of Fons & Porters Love of Quilting magazine for a customer. She bought the kit, and I am putting it together and am going to hand-quilt it for her. It will finish to 93 x 105! She usually gives the quilts away that she has me make, but this one is for her, so I am pretty excited about it! :o)

I have the 21 red blocks done, and am almost done with the 21 blue blocks... I am planning on quilting a seashell design in the center of the blocks (probably this stencil HERE) to go with the Beachfront theme. If you enlarge the photo, you can see the seashells in the fabrics, including the background fabric... I like that it is a bit patriotic, too... :o)

We are expecting 5 to 8 inches of snow, tonight thru tomorrow (depending on which weather report you watch) and strong winds - fun, fun! Jim is a mechanic thru a contractor at the Caterpillar plant, and they also contract to do all the snow removal on the premises there, so I expect him to be at work until probably Friday... He has about a half-hour drive each way to work, so with all the blowing snow tomorrow, I wouldn't want him to try to drive home anyway... (We live in a very flat area in central Illinois...) If we get that much snow, I will post pics tomorrow... The kids are hoping they have a snow day from school, even tho they have only been back to school after Christmas break for 3 days! HA!

Thanks for visiting!

8 comments:

kwiltmakr said...

Lovely quilt Angela, we are having that weather right now. It is nasty, wind chills toinght about -28. The actual temp. for tomorrow is 2 with the nasty wind and Friday night will be about -12. We are all getting blasted this winter. Hubby has a 30 minute drive each way and the roads are bad with the drifts, it is flat here too. Happy stitching.

Béa said...

Snow & cold in France too .........! Arrgh
Lovely quilt !

Shirleymac said...

Beautiful quilt Angela. I love the colours. They really brighten up winter don't they? Hope the snows not too bad.

Becky said...

We have been slammed with the weather...and no end in sight really. We're working on our second foot of snow! Love the beach quilt....a great project for you to work on in all this cold!!!

call me crazy said...

Great blocks!~ its going to be a beautiful quilt! Sorry for your snow & cold~ but nice quilting weather. ;-)

DeAnna S. said...

The quilt is going to be beautiful. I love the colors. Good luck with your quilting. Can't wait to see more.

Molly said...

Angela that is really going to be something. I love the colors, she is really going to be tickled with your work. You make the nicest things, what a talent. Take care my friend

Laurie said...

Your blog looks so pretty! I love this quilt you're working on - love the whole beach house, vintage fabric look! I hope you get a beautiful snow; we're having NO snow, just frigid, negative below zero weather. Brrrrr!