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Secret Sewing – Sandcastle Quilt

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I am so excited to (finally) be able to share with you my top-secret quilt!

It is the Sandcastle Quilt and Baby Beach Ball from Sew Fun patterns. 

Like all of the Sew Fun patterns it was super-easy to follow and filled with little hints and tips to make your project the best it can be.  I always learn something when I test these patterns – I love the way the circles are made on the beach ball, it made it super easy to get a nice round shape!

This was my second attempt at free-motion quilting and I think I am getting the hang of it.  Although I still think I have a lot to learn, I am really pleased with the way it turned out.

I did a kind of meandering design on the sand part of the quilt and then tried to do “waves” on the blue parts. 

I had fun using up some scraps to make the back too!

If you look closely here at the bottom you will see that I am having trouble with the fabric bunching towards the binding.  I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong – I took it out and did it again and had the same thing happen.  I think I would have to take out the quilting (eek!) and do it again in order to get it to sit right.  I almost did it too, almost took out all that stitching…and then I came to my senses.  (The perfectionism has to end somewhere, right?)   I am sure some little one will love the quilt despite these few lumps.  Hopefully I can get this figured out for the next one!

Overall I am in love with the beachy design and the bright fabrics.  As always, I highly recommend all of the Sew Fun patterns – they really are what the name says they are!  🙂    I can’t wait to surprise a lucky mama with this one at the next baby shower! 

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  • Reply
    Patchwork Queen
    May 18, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Great quilt…very summery!!!

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    Greta @ Mom Living Healthy
    May 18, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    What a beautiful quilt and ball! I’m so amazed at people who can make such beautiful creations. I haven’t ever tried quilting, but it seems like such a useful craft.

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    Dani Thoms
    May 19, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Fantastic quilt! And I *love* the footprint material!

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      May 19, 2010 at 7:08 pm

      I bought the material in PEI, I usually don’t buy fabric without a purpose but I just couldn’t leave it behind!

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    May 19, 2010 at 11:04 am

    You did a fantastic job on this one and the ball adds a nice touch. Someone’s child IS REALLY going to love this!! Wish I could give some help on the bunching, but I haven’t ventured into free motion world quite yet!

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      May 19, 2010 at 7:07 pm

      Thanks, Sara!

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    May 19, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Lovely quilt. I got the apron a while back and forgot to send a Thank you. I love it the pink yellow it’s so fun. I just got busy with lots of stuff. Thanks again 🙂

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    May 21, 2010 at 2:00 am

    That’s really cute Andi! I’ve never free-motion quilted, but you make me feel like maybe I could really do it :).

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