Monday, March 22, 2021

Salt and Sand Blog Hop--My Day


It's time for another fun blog hop, brought to us by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt. Here's the list of today's participants:

March 22

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I've created two pieces for this hop. I had already started working on an idea for the first project before the hop was announced. Turned out, it fit the theme "Salt and Sand" perfectly so I moved ahead with it. It's a wall hanging that I'm calling "Those Pesky Gulls." While gulls definitely indicate being near the ocean, they really can be quite pesky!

Anyway, here's my project. It measures approximately 21" tall and 17" wide. (It is photographed on top of a green background, which is not part of the piece.)


I hand pieced and appliqued everything, I then did big stitch quilting with embroidery floss, and finally, I hand-bound the piece. It came out pretty much as I had envisioned!

If you'd like to make it yourself, here's a link to the FREE pattern.

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My second project is another wall hanging that I'm calling "Folk Art Fish." I'm trying to use up some the enormous stash of wool felt I have on hand from previous projects, and I came up with this idea to do just that. The fish blocks measure 6" x 12" and they're attached to 2" pennies (circles) with 1" inner pennies. The fish are appliqued onto the blocks with embroidery floss and a blanket stitch. The 1" pennies are appliqued onto the 2" pennies in the same manner. Then the blocks and pennies are backed with other pieces of wool felt and blanket stitched together. Finally the blocks and pennies are whip stitched to each other to create the finished 22" x 40" piece.


I probably could have added even more columns and rows, but I wanted to finish it for this hop so I stopped. It's actually the perfect size for the wall I hung it on.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing my projects. I love reading your comments and will respond via email unless you are a No-Reply Blogger.

Be sure to visit everyone participating in this hop:

47 comments:

  1. Both are really pretty quilts. Your hand quilting is really neat and looks perfect.

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  2. Love both of your wall hangings, so cute, and such different styles... and all by hand! Fantastic! xx

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  3. Both are lovely! My favourite is the gulls and yes they can be pesky.

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  4. thanks for the seagulls pattern, they sure can be pests! A beach trip would not be the same without them.

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  5. Two more fabulous offerings for all of us visitors. Beautifully done.

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  6. I love the beach and coastal style decorating! Those gulls are just so cute. Thank you for the pattern.

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  7. Lovely projects! Thank you so much for the free pattern for those pesky gulls. I have been slowly making blocks for a sea and sand quilt and need a seagull block ... :) Pat

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  8. Both of your projects are lovely> Your pesky gulls brought a smile to my face. Have a grea day.

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  9. Your projects remind me of beaches and travel, both of which I'm looking forward to resuming safely over the next year. Thanks for sharing.
    Connie

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  10. Your gulls are wonderful! They certainly can be pesky and they definitely can be noisy. They wouldn’t want you to not know they are there just in case you want to give them something to eat. They hate having to go fishing for themselves all the time. Your wool fish hanging is awesome! I love that the fish blocks are connected to the coins leaving the open spaces between. It is a delight to look at.

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  11. I used to live in an area with gulls and you have captured them perfectly. They look so innocent but can't wait to steal your hot dog. Your fish are stunningly simple but so wonderful to look at. Great projects.

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  12. I haven't been around seagulls enough to know they are pesky, but they are really noisy for sure. I love your wall hanging of them and those fish in wool are awesome. You are so good with wool and your creations are always amazing. Thank you for sharing!

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  13. aww what a cute project but Oh seagulls! quite noisy and annoying, but always a sign that you are near the ocean!!

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  14. Thank you so much for such a delightful little piece! My daughter who lives close to an ocean beach, recently requested a quilted wall hanging in a beach theme for a newly added guest room. This will be it! I was thinking something with gulls and I have so much beach, sea, and sky fabric already. The gulls are so charming!

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  15. Thank you so much for such a delightful little piece! My daughter who lives close to an ocean beach, recently requested a quilted wall hanging in a beach theme for a newly added guest room. This will be it! I was thinking something with gulls and I have so much beach, sea, and sky fabric already. The gulls are so charming!

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  17. Beautiful handwork! I really like the folk art fish. I think it's a great design for the wool look - just the right kind of whimsy.

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  18. Thank you for the download. I live in Ohio and we don't have sea gulls here so when I see them they excite me since it means we are finally getting close to the ocean when we travel for vacation. This year we are traveling to the Gulf of Mexico coast in Florida and I am counting down the days.

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  19. Cute sea gulls and fishies! Thank you for the visit to the beach.

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  20. Love those gulls. Thank you so much for the pattern.

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  21. Love, love, love both your projects. Thanks so much for the pattern! Great ideas!

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  22. Oh my goodness, they are both so darn cute, it's hard to say which one I like the best. Your description of the gulls is spot on. LOL!! They have gotten the best of me and my food before.

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  23. TWO fabulous quiltlets! I love wool work and your fish are wonderful. The pesky gulls make me smile. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Love your seagulls! They are favorites of ours to see when we're by the coast.

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  25. Great projects! Love the gulls & the fish. I'm super impressed with the size of the wool piece. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Both of your projects are great. I especially like the Pesky Seagulls. Thanks for sharing your pattern, this would be great hanging in our house near the ocean.

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  27. I love your seagulls! Thank you for the pattern.

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  28. Nothing says the beach more than seagulls. Nice work.

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  29. I love both of these projects! I love watching the seagulls and your piece is a nice tribute to them. The fishy wool quilt is so fun and vibrant...a great use of a stash. I, too, would have wanted to continue as it is perfect, but sometimes finishing is best.

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  30. Those pesky gulls are wonderful. I agree that they are often annoying. My favorite gull experience was when we visited Cape Cod, Mass one summer. We couldn't understand where all the shells were coming from in the parking lot of a nearby place. Then we spent time watching and witnessed the seagulls dropping mollusks and other closed shells from high distances to purposely crack them. Once the shell cracked, they would then swoop down and eat the contents before heading back to the water for more. Fascinating and very messy too.

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  31. Elizabeth I like YOUR seagulls. They wouldn’t annoy me at all 😄. Unlike the real deal. Here on the golf course I have Canada Geese (they even winter here in British Columbia 🤯) and crows. Your fish wall hanging is so bright and cheerful. Thank you for sharing your pattern 😉 Carol
    https://quiltschmilt.ca/

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  32. I love penny rugs and your fishes and pennies is so cute and different than anything I've seen.

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  33. Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing the seagull pattern. The fish are unique, great way to use up the scraps!

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  34. Both of your Hop projects turned out cute! Thanks for the sea gull pattern link.

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  35. Those Pesky Gulls may be annoying, but you made them look adorable. Such a cuts piece. You are amazing with wool. Your wall hanging is art!

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  36. You did great with both projects. I love to hand sew but I've only hand pieced one small project. I admire that you did such a lovely piece. And the fish...it's a darling quilt.

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  37. I chuckled when I saw your gulls, and read your words. Living in Nova Scotia where you are never far from the ocean, gulls are neighbours. Sometimes they sit in a group of 20 or so on a raft anchored in front of my little cottage. I wonder if they are having a meeting, or just chillin'. At other times they are swooping landing on the waves and settling in to fish. I'm sure they would approve of your creations too. Thanks Elizabeth

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  38. Those pesky gulls! How true, and what a great quilt! I love it, really captures gulls on the beach.

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  39. I do like that big stitch quilting! It's perfect to add a windy touch.

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  40. Those gulls are so darn cute - great design. The fish look super fun to make.

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  41. Your finishing touches on the seagull mini are perfect. Thank you for sharing this pattern. I am going to make it a table runner for a friend's beach house.

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