Oh, hello there... greetings from the beach!
Yesterday I journeyed with family and friends to the coast of South Carolina for a last summer hurrah. Before leaving, I stitched up the zigzag binding on the pink and lime "girl" version of my Simply Stacked coin quilts. I'm so glad to have them both done!
Each is a simple 8" wide coin quilt, with coins of random widths and a heavily neutral color scheme. They are twin-sized, for a young brother and sister who share a room - one pink and lime and one teal and orange. Mama and I are hoping that the quilts manage to speak to the siblings' individual personalities while still managing to coexist quite well.
I can't wait to see them on their beds, but for now it's fun to see them at the beach!
These were quilted on my Pfaff smarter with that nice quilting table and plenty of harp space to maneuver. My Pfaff needs to visit the sewing machine doctor, but if I do some finagling, it still sews well enough. These are quilted across the width of the quilt, in the same direction as the coin stacks at about 3" intervals. Easy and fast! Really fast.
I bound them mostly in Pezzy prints and used black thread for all the zigzag stitching. It's pretty fun!
I love the wild mix of prints, but I'll tell you that for me it "worked" because I used so very many solids too. Always solids.
So today I finally got to be the crazy quilt woman at the beach. Yep, the one who makes her friends look silly too! Thanks Heather and Casey for helping a girl out with holding up those quilts!
Now we'll be here - digging holes, jumping over waves and trying not to take all the sand home with us every night. I'll catch you tomorrow when voting opens on our Softly Against Black mosaic contest. See you again then!