Thursday, June 10, 2010

Beach Dreams

I was in the mood to stitch something 'beachy', but I didn't really know what I would use it for. Then I found one of the Cole's Quilt kids who liked beaches. I downloaded the design from PatternsOnLine, kind of taking a chance on what it really looked like since the photo wasn't too detailed. After signing up, I wasn't sure I really wanted to stitch all that sand, sea and sky. I really just liked the motifs. But I was committed so I bit the bullet. Turned out that I loved stitching this piece. I did the sky in 1/2 x-stitch so it went pretty fast. And I'm very satisfied. The photo may look like the fabric is blue, but it's really white. The design is by Sharon Pope.

25 comments:

Wendy said...

Oooh this is really nice!! It gives you a summer feeling. Very nice design, love it.

Miss 376 said...

Oh it's lovely, definitely a summery feel

Nancy said...

This is beautiful and really creates that carefree summer feeling!

Raven/Missy said...

This is a beautiful beachy design! This will look great on a quilt. Well done.

Michelle said...

Great job - this is such a beautiful piece - I love beach/sea inspired scenes!

KarenV said...

That's lovely Annie, you did a great job!

Annette said...

That is a very lovely design, great work on the stitching.. yes the fabric looks very bleu....

staci said...

Cute! Very summery indeed!

Elaine said...

Oh Annie that is so summery, just lovely!

Julianne said...

Pretty!

Deb said...

Very nice! That piece really makes me wish that I was on the beach somewhere!

Ranae said...

Beautiful designs, it looks awesome
I am sure Cole will be excited about it.

Mylene said...

What a beautiful design and congrats on finishing it. I wish it looks summery here instead of dark and wet!

Pumpkin said...

Love it! I like how you did the half stitch for the sky :o)

Jackie said...

It's gorgeous! That chair under the umbrella looks like a wonderful place to be.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Wow! This is such a beautiful piece!

Blu said...

Definitely a summery piece! It's very cute.

Billie said...

Great summer design! Love it!!!

nima said...

wow...lovely...the sky looks nice with 1/2 cross stitches

Moreen said...

Lovely summery design and it is stitched beautifully.
Reminds me of my childhood - I lived at the seaside.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a wonderful square! Congratulations!!!

Art4Sol said...

It turned out so nicely...makes me want to go to the seaside!

Siobhan said...

That is really a sweet finish, Annie! Great job.

♥ Nia said...

I love the beach, summer, sea! Your work is really pretty! I love the 1/2 stitch sky :D
Great work! :)

samirastitches said...

what a great design. You stitch really lovely.