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Thread: Need Ideas for a Beach colors easy quilt

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    Super Member nursie76's Avatar
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    My DD's BFF is getting married in September at the beach. She loves the beach, so my daughter suggested a quilt with beach colors. So I am thinking a sand color (maybe with a hint of peach), and maybe 2 colors of blue like the different shades of the sea or sky and just perhaps a touch of green like sea grass (or not). Don't want a difficult pattern, and had though of a D9P or Warm Wishes, but not sure how to assign the fabrics. Should it be predominantly blue, or sand color....has anyone made a quilt with this type of color scheme and what pattern did you use. I am horrible at this part of quilting. If I have a pic/pattern I can do it. If I had my way, I would buy all kits :roll: Any help would be appreciated. Pics/examples would be great.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Try looking at McKenna Ryan fabric

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    I bought fabric for a gift just like you are describing with seashells all over it for a beach wedding and never made it because I was overwhelmed lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magpie
    Try looking at McKenna Ryan fabric
    I have seen her fabric and it is awesome, now to find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raedar63
    I bought fabric for a gift just like you are describing with seashells all over it for a beach wedding and never made it because I was overwhelmed lol.
    I can understand where you are coming from. Sometimes my plans and skill/time/energy are unequally matched :cry:

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    I agree with Magpie, just look at all the ideas here.

    http://www.google.com/images?q=beach...ls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&sa=X&ei=MLNyTa_cHYibtwfCyrH-Dg&ved=0CDYQsAQ&biw=911&bih=363

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    This quilt was based on ocean colors for a friend's anniversary. The pic is brighter than the actual quilt.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-23595-1.htm

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    Wow, that link was beautiful!!
    Nursie, I love your ideas about colors- can't wait to see
    what you make :)

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    There are some gorgeous seashell fabrics around. One of the ones with a tan background would work really well with an ocean and sky fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorBanaquilts
    This quilt was based on ocean colors for a friend's anniversary. The pic is brighter than the actual quilt.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-23595-1.htm
    That is really pretty and it does remind me of the ocean. Were all the little squares hard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    Quote Originally Posted by NorBanaquilts
    This quilt was based on ocean colors for a friend's anniversary. The pic is brighter than the actual quilt.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-23595-1.htm
    That is really pretty and it does remind me of the ocean. Were all the little squares hard?
    No, it wasn't hard at all. It went together real quick.

    I actually have it back. I'm going to add another border to make it bigger. I haven't decided on a design though.

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    Thanks for all the input....I just ordered the Lovers Knot pattern book, and think that is the one I will use, but keep the ideas coming...my decision isn't set in stone yet. ;-)

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    Storm at Sea is one of my favorite patterns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kanakama
    Storm at Sea is one of my favorite patterns.
    I have seen them, they are beautiful, but waaaayy to many pieces. Maybe someday I will be brave enough for all those pieces.

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    http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransso...ave-quilt.html

    This one kooks easy and would be pretty with beach colors, looks like waves.

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    Hi Nursie! I, too, am a nurse and have relocated to coastal Florida. I love it here! I currently am working on an easy easy pattern in batiks, "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend." The colors graduate from pale pale pale blue to the turquioise so common in the Gulf to the deep indigos of the deeper ocean waters. The background is the color of the white sands here in the panhandle with bits of blues and greens randomly painted through it. I found this pattern in a book called "Six Halves Make a Whole Lot More" from Quilting By the Bay in Panama City, FL.

    Also, I made one of deep sea life framed in blues rather than the varied colors shown on the pattern. It is a very simple block pattern called All About Me. My husband loves it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raedar63
    http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransso...ave-quilt.html

    This one kooks easy and would be pretty with beach colors, looks like waves.
    That is cool. With the right color placement it could look just like beach sand and sky. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luray831
    Hi Nursie! I, too, am a nurse and have relocated to coastal Florida. I love it here! I currently am working on an easy easy pattern in batiks, "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend." The colors graduate from pale pale pale blue to the turquioise so common in the Gulf to the deep indigos of the deeper ocean waters. The background is the color of the white sands here in the panhandle with bits of blues and greens randomly painted through it. I found this pattern in a book called "Six Halves Make a Whole Lot More" from Quilting By the Bay in Panama City, FL.

    Also, I made one of deep sea life framed in blues rather than the varied colors shown on the pattern. It is a very simple block pattern called All About Me. My husband loves it.
    Thanks Luray, I will check it out. Would love to see pics of your quilts.

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