Thursday, October 1, 2015
Quilt Stories: Lighthouse Panel 2015
When I visit the beach, I tend to buy beach-themed fabrics that are not readily available where I live. That is actually one of my favorite reasons to visit new quilt stores... hunting for local fabrics or new things...
And in the Outer Banks of North Carolina I find many beach-y fabrics! Consequently, my stash is bulging with beautiful prints I don't yet know what to do with. One is a lovely Lighthouse print... 6 blocks, 2 repeating. A friend was getting married.. and their proposal was at a NC lighthouse.... so there you go.... a reason to make a lighthouse quilt.
Now..... to come up with a plan... I started with this panel the same way I started with the Christmas panel.... I chose one color to use as a border so that I could easily make all the lighthouse squares the same size. But this time I used that color and two more to make some rail fence blocks that were the same size as the lighthouses.
The top came together quickly.... and I peeked back in my stash for the backing and came up with a sand castle print that I love but don't know what to do with!
Quilting was along the rail fence lines and a little creative work inside the lighthouse panel pictures along some of the lines...
Again.. a simple quilt but one I worked out myself - pattern, fabric and quilting. A good learning step along my journey!