Lighthouse Quilt

Thursday ~ September 5, 2019

I'm feeling so bad. I had hoped to have this done and in the mail today. Try as I might, I couldn't make up the lost time. Today I finished all of the fussy work. Now the panels have to be sewn together and borders and bindings put on. That will be done by machine, so it will go faster. Now to keep fingers crossed that everything goes in our favor!🤞
Below are the two bottom panels. The one with the sand castle goes beneath the lighthouse panel. The kite string panel goes beneath the kite. The panels are a combination of applique and painted details. This truly is a mixed medium quilt. The only thing repetitive about it is the stitching. Please don't ask for a pattern, it's all in my head.

Lighthouses and Sand Castles, how fun!

All set for a fun day at the beach!
I've thoroughly enjoyed creating this quilt. It's going to a very special lady who is giving it to a very special man for their anniversary. Unfortunately it is going to be a few days late. It's late because it's made with love and every thread should trigger a happy memory, or inspire a new one. I hope it becomes old and worn from days at the beach, summer picnics, soccer games, late night movies or curled up by a campfire. 

Here is what I have planned at this moment for the finished product. There could be another surprise!

What she asked for.
What I added.
PS: This is the picture that started it all. 

Morris Island Lighthouse

Thursday ~ August 29, 2019

I managed to get some quilting time in today. I've been pulled in a thousand directions the past week. Hopefully it will calm down a bit. The back panel is a surprise for the person who ordered the quilt. I'm leaving it unfinished. There has to be a surprise for everyone when this gift is opened. So here is fair warning. The finished quilt will not be published until I hear the recipient has received it. Actually, I'm going to request that they post pictures! Here's what I've got so far. Now to start on the front bottom panel.

Back Center Panel

Front Center Panel

Wednesday ~ August 14, 2019

I spent the last two days stitching in more water an. around the rocks. It doesn't look like much for 12 hours of work, but there are a lot of stitches there. One of these days I'll remember to count my stitches!

Monday ~ August 12, 2019

UPDATE! Phone is charged and I was able to get a better picture of the center panel..

Center panel. 22" x 44"
There are still a lot of water effects to be added along with enhancements in other areas. This is a picture of the original fabric panel to which I have added appliques and stitching of my design to.

Timeless Treasures Fabrics Sunset Sail Multi Sunset on Water Panel

This is an electronic creation of what I expect the finished quilt to look like. The bottom panel is one I saw on line and am using the idea for this quit. I will probably make a change or two.

Finished quilt size is roughly 60" x 80"

It's been a while since I've posted. Much progress has been made. I'll try to catch you up with photos. The rocks have been added and I am currently adding the water effects. I'll post an updated picture tomorrow. My cell phone is charging.

Saturday ~ June 22, 2019

I'm in the process of collecting the materials for an applique quilt which I will be starting in a couple of weeks. Fabrics are purchased and have to be washed and pressed before they can be used.

I'll be posting pictures of each stage with explanations as the quilt progresses. Feel free to post comments or ask questions.

Step 1. Purchasing the fabric. Hubby helped me choose the right tones.

Saturday ~ June 22, 2019

Block panel and fabric ordered.

These will be separated and 18 blocks will be placed around the center lighthouse panel.

Sunday ~ June 23, 2019

I discovered an online fabric store and found these two prints that I just have to try out. Can't wait to get them and start creating! Do you think the sunset panel is too bright? It will be toned down with the appliques.

22" x 44" sunset panel

Timeless Treasures Fabrics Sunset Sail Multi Sunset on Water Panel

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