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Thread: Point me in the direction of some seashells patterns...please

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    Hi all,
    I'd love to make up some wallhangings inspired by the kind of seashells found in Florida. I'm not having much luck googling for this. I welcome applique, pieced and/or paper pieced. Book or booklet titles would be welcomed, too.
    Thanks in advance for your help!
    lots2do

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    http://www.iseahorses.com/images/col...seashell03.gif

    I googled seashell coloring pages

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    What a wonderful idea! I think I would like to do a quilt like that too! Anyone have any ideas that could help us? I live in OH and I love the ocean...it has been a long time since I have been to the beach BUT I have my FL room decor in a "beach" theme. Thanks in advance for your help!

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    for stencils, try www.quiltingstencils.com Lots of sea shell designs there for both blocks and borders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eloise
    What a wonderful idea! I think I would like to do a quilt like that too! Anyone have any ideas that could help us? I live in OH and I love the ocean...it has been a long time since I have been to the beach BUT I have my FL room decor in a "beach" theme. Thanks in advance for your help!
    If you are talking about a wall hanging I would do 5 different blocks 3 rectangles (beach ball, sea shells, sand castle) on one side and 2 long rectangles (lighthouse, sail boat) on the other.

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    There are a lot of fabrics available in this area anyway. I'd check some of the larger mailorder sites - keepsake, fabric.com

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    please post your quilt when done as I'd love to see a seashell design. when I had my pcquilter going, i'd designed some seashell quilting. love them.

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    I never thught of that...thanks! I will give it some thought and hopefully, fine the material. What part of where are you in MI? My husband's family is from the western side of the state, Muskegon, Shebly, Ludington and etc. It sure is beautfiul! Cant' wait to get back there this summer to visit and catch up!

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    I plan on that, in fact, I just told my husband this A>M> that I will be getting a digital camera. He said "why"? They have no clue do they? Gotta love him!

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    go to embroidery library, the have lots of emb. designs to give you some good ideas

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    go to embroidery library, the have lots of emb. designs to give you some good ideas
    If you do have an embroidery machine the toile seashells from Emblibrary are beautiful.

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    Hi,
    Thanks for all of the ideas and links. I did find a set of paper piecing patterns (say that three times fast) at Keepsake that I might have to get. They seemed a little pricey but if they include the foundation papers, that might be why.
    We went to Florida recently to visit relatives and drove around looking at possible neighborhoods. I'm still in shock, we found a great deal on a waterfront condo and put an offer on it. Now, I'm going nuts thinking of decorating etc. and just have to make some things for it. Fortunately, when the time comes, in a few years, we will be snowbirds so all of my pine cone flannels won't go to waste.
    :)lots2do
    PS I am going to check out your other ideas as well.

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