It’s no secret that I love the Gulf of Mexico. My favorite getaway ever was the 2 days we spent on Sanibel Island and I got up at sunrise to walk the beach and look for shells. It’s the only time I like to get up early! I am definitely going to miss the Gulf and its rhythmic, calming waves and soft, sugary sand. I will find a way to take a one week vacation on Sanibel Island!! In February!!
So when I was browsing JoAnn’s site today and saw this new collection of fabric by Heidi Grace called Beyond the Sea, I immediately started scheming what I could make out of it. I’m thinking maybe a quilt for our guest room. I’ve never made a quilt before, but this might be a good time to try. Well, not right now, but maybe after we move and are settled. And then maybe I’ll make some pjs for me and Little Miss. Or maybe a cute summer dress for her. Oooh, I’m drooling already. I’m thinking I should figure out a way to snag the fabric now in case it’s not around by the time I actually get around to having time to make things out of it!
definitely quilt it ’cause it’s chilly here in the winter as you well know. use the antique quilting cotton stuff because it is yummy warm. i’ve made several quilts in my day. some better than others. :o) ragged edge quilts are the best — back them with flannel and you’ll never leave it.
Melissa Kalogeras says
Make sure to get over there before you leave. A great way to preserve the memory of your fave beach is to collect sand, and disply it in a simple glass jar or vase…very pottery barn like. I have all my beach stuff like that in the kids bathroom. Every time I walk in there I can re-live my fave beach trips.
Oooh, Cindy, do I hear an upcoming craft night? A flannel backed beach quilt. Perfect!
Melissa, that is an AWESOME idea. I have tons of shells thanks to my Shell Queen Grandma, but no sand. The kids will have a blast collecting sand.