Beach house

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Beach house windows provide great light ... Barb is making use of one to place the pieces on her block.


Pieces glued in place ready for applique. We plan to take the sewing machines out to the screened-in porch and sew. The surf will be our background music.


We couldn't take too much....but we brought a table cloth and several candles. The sand is free here and so are the shells....



We purchased a bit of bloom...Barb found these coke bottles in a flea market....they are the color of sea glass


Tomorrow some shopping!
Back to work!!!
Alma



45 comments

  1. I have to say I am a little envious of your "work", lol! Everything looks quite gorgeous!

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  2. It's inspiring to see you both "working away". What a great place! Enjoy every minute of it. The quilt is darling!

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  3. Barb - what a beautiful quilt!
    (Sigh) This needs to go on my "to-do" list.

    Laurie

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  4. Wonderful personal touches in a lovely spot...have a happy day...hugs, Linda

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  5. Sound like you're having a fabulous time. Sewing on the porch? How perfect!

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  6. Oh how lovely...the beach but the quilt is even better.

    Pat

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  7. Trop beau!!! Too beautiful!!! what great surroundings for work!!! doesn't seem like work does it???

    wish I could be there with you, new surroundings for creativity!!!

    Envious I am.

    Can't wait to see the final result!!

    have fun!!!

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  8. mmmmmmmmm Quilt looks delicious!! You two are having way too much fun working...that's my kind of job!!

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  9. What a wonderful place to create!

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  10. Ohhhh, everything looks so wonderful. I know you are having a wonderful time as you should. LOVE the quilt blocks - just beautiful!

    Sharon

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  11. I have to say I'm jealous...sewing and a beach house...perfect!

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  12. I am so jealous. You are having my perfect vacation. :)
    Love all the pictures!

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  13. Great photos - thank for sharing!

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  14. Can't wait for the next book!!!!

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  15. I love your table decorations and your Coke bottles - the quilt looks very pretty too and what a fantastic backdrop you have in the ocean :)

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  16. You make such beautiful settings from such simple items - sand, shells, candles. Just beautiful.

    And I love the quilt blocks! You have such a wonderful, peaceful place to work.

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  17. Oh my just gorgeous! And the idea of hearing the surf...OH I'M GREEN with envy for sure.

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  18. what a beautiful setting for relaxation and inspiration. The quilt will be beautiful--arlyce

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  19. You can work on a great place! It's wonderful!

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  20. The applique quilt is gorgeous and what an exciting place to play with fabric. Love the bottles too.

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  21. Love the quilt!! So sad that I missed you gals at Needle Delights! Yall are my #1 designers. Have a great vacation!

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  22. Beautiful urn and flowers, and the vine! Looks like coral underwater.

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  23. Oh wow, this is going to be another have to have book for sure. The quilt looks lovely!! Quilting by the shore, how much fun is that!!! Enjoy it!!!
    Blessings
    Michelle

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  24. Color me envious as well! When I lived in Nashville, I used to love going down to Gulf Shores. As much as I enjoy living in southern California (at times - LOL), I'm still a southern girl at heart and miss the South. :)

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  25. Wow, that's a gorgeous quilt! It's so inspiring to see you two at work. And to bring some beauty along with you as well! So how do you manage to glue the fabric down so well around all those curves and points and indents so that you can machine applique them down? Hard enough when you hand applique! I've never tried the glue baste method before. i'll have to give it a try.

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  26. The quilt is so very pretty!

    I love your decorations - daisies in the coke bottles and candles in the sand and shells. What a clever idea!

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  27. I do like the look of your hbeach house so relaxing and calm. I love the new quilt with the colours.

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  28. Oh I am so jealous,,,of your beautiful quilt and of course your surroundings,,what a great way to create,,,keep up the beautiful work...

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  29. Your blogs always make me smile. Thank you.

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  30. I grew up in Pensacola and sure do miss the beach!! What a great place to get some work done and what beautiful work it is. Those blocks are great!

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  31. Oh MY!!! Another one for the 'to do' list! It is beautiful!

    Kathy in
    Massachusetts

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  32. OK, I cannot stand it - I need to know where you purchased the wire votive holders!! I think I am becoming your stalker, I want all that you have. Love your blog, love the quilt and I WANT the wire votive holders. Oh my
    Polly

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  33. That quilt looks devine - can't wait to see the finished photos! Indulge us - is this for a new book? Who, what, when ........ spill the details so I can stalk my LPS for it :-) Better still - come back to Australia and workshop it for us again - please!
    Kind regards - Dawn

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  34. I absolutely "LOVE" the quilt you are working on. I so hope that is a new pattern, I want to make one just like it!!

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  35. you know I hate you... in a good way... hehe!

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  36. Wow! What a beautiful quilt! What fun to be creative at the beach! Sounds heavenly to me.

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  37. Gosh what a gorgeous quilt on that table...and to do it to the sounds of surf and sand..what better ambiance can there be?? sure wish to be there..

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  38. such a good use of the window... how i wish i was at the beach... with my toes in the sand!

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  39. Very nice work! It must be great to work near the beach!

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  40. WOW! What a vacation! And a working one at that! The quilt is beautiful already...I look forward to seeing it finished! And those coke bottle...SO neat...I've not seen any like that before!

    I drug one of my sewing machines out to our porch the other day and I've been working out there when time allows....it's not the beach but I do get sounds of nature!

    Enjoy the rest of your vacation!!

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  41. superbe !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!jojo

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  42. Thank you for sharing those wonderfull pictures, I would be there with you too.
    Have fun, I'm sure you're having .

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  43. Those blocks are just gorgeous.

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  44. Has this pattern been published yet? I have not seen this anywhere?
    Looking forward to another wonderful applique project.

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  45. Where can I buy/find the pattern for this beautiful appliqué. Regards, Meryl

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