Saturday, June 29, 2013

Beach Breezes








My Dulcinea is done!

I'm calling it Beach Breezes because I used the Salt Air fabric line from Cosmo Cricket.

I've been saving this line that I love for the perfect project and I thought Dulcinea was definitely it!

This has got to be one of my favorite Schnibbles!


  






The pinwheels work so well with the summery, beachy Salt Air theme.

And because the pieces aren't too small, the fabric really shines!

I wish I would have gotten more of this line while I had the chance.  



  





Salt Air has often been used with a white background fabric, but I went with a tone on tone cream that is really close to the cream shown in some of the charm squares.

I like the soft look it gave to the whole quilt. 








By using the two fairly new charm packs in this vintage pattern, I didn't have quite enough squares for the border, so I followed Carrie's advice and used some of my background fabric in the border to make up the difference.

I'm pleased with how it worked out!

The pieced border took some time, especially since I got kind of crazy about some of the placement.

I don't do random well.

As soon as I read in the pattern that I should join the fabrics in the border in a "very random manner", I knew that part would be a challenge for me!

But I "pressed" through it and made myself be okay with some of the fabric placement, even though they may not be quite as evenly spaced as I would like, and I love how it turned out!









I'm sure you know to be on the lookout for the parade coming up in the beginning of the month on the blogs of both Sinta and Sherri, who are so kind to put on the Schnibbles parade each time.

And special thanks to Carrie Nelson for designing such amazing patterns and for being so helpful too!

I'm on the edge of my beach chair wondering what pattern we'll be working on next month.

I can't wait to find out!

And by the way have you seen Thelma's version of Dulcinea?

It's so cute and creative! You definitely want to look for it!

I love to see what everyone does with the patten chosen each month for the Schnibble parade.

I hope to see you there!




36 comments:

carol fun said...

This is soooo pretty! I love this line of fabric paired with this pattern. Great job!

Terry said...

I love your beach breezes! That's such pretty fabric! :0)

Darlene said...

OMG, I love your version. I have been wishing for quite awhile that I'd purchased that line of fabric. Your version is fabulous!!

Thelma said...

I knew I was going to like your version as soon as I saw your fabric choice, you just couldn't go wrong. I love it! I agree, why didn't I buy more of that fabric when I had the chance. See ya in the parade!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Oh it's fab!! Love it. I wasn't crazy about this fabric line when it came out but I love the look of this!

Candace said...

It's one of the prettiest quilts I've seen, Michele! Your piecing is perfection, too!
Cheers!

Lynn said...

What a beautiful quilt. I love that fabric, really is outstanding in this pattern!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love, love, love your little beauty! Salt Air is a favorite of mine - I have a tiny drunkards path 100% Salt Air large tablecloth with napkins that I get to look at every day.

Needled Mom said...

It looks fabulous and the colors are great.

Carol said...

Love your Dulcinea quilt Michele. Nice and summery. Turned out really cute! I have seen Thelma's quilt, wish I would have thought of that.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

This turned out great - a perfect match of fabric and pattern!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Very sweet! And way to tackle the border too!

Béa said...

Wonderful, I love it !

Oddbjørg said...

It's a lovely quilt!

Kinga Izabella said...

Beautiful!!! I love your Color combination!

Denise in PA said...

And I was right when I commented before - Dulcinea looks fantastic in Salt Air - wow! I love it! I don't do random well either - it makes me very stressed - that sounds funny, but it's so true - LOL o:)

Kristin Hajny said...

Wow!!!! This makes such a BEAUTIFUL impact.

Jackie said...

Congrats on your finish Michelle! Great idea to use some background fabric in the border. Your random worked really well too!

em's scrapbag said...

Perfect combo of fabric and pattern. Good job!

Izzy said...

Gorgeous! Love the fabric and the background really is perfect. Great job! :-)

Tracey Holzer said...

Gorgeous.

Sarah said...

It's so pretty. I kick myself that I never got any Salt Air, coz every time I see it made up I love the quilt. On my iPad the background actually looks a really pale mint green, which would be a good background colour too.

Gretchen said...

Great choice of fabric for this quilt!! I love it!!

Lisa D. said...

What great fabrics for Dulcinea. Your quilt is really pretty!

Judy said...

Your Dulcinea is beatiful! I love your fabric choice.

Mama Pea said...

This is gorgeous! I love it. The pinwheels are so fun in these colors. Totally beach breezes. Nice job!

Houseelf said...

Very pretty colours in Salt Air. It does have a breezy sailing sort of feel to it. Great piecing Michelle.

Karen O said...

Michele, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love how 'beachy' it looks.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

What a beautiful Schnibble! I agree that the cream tone on tone is the perfect fabric to use, and I think you executed "random" perfectly. The border really frames it and makes the whole thing pop!

Lesley said...

Your Dulcinea quilt is gorgeous! Love those beautiful fabrics you used and your piecing is perfection! Well done!

Linda said...

I have not seen Salt Air, and it made a gorgeous quilt. I agree that the tone on tone cream really gave it a soft look too. Beautiful job.

Just Sew Sue said...

That's a lovely version of Dulcinae.

Just Sew Sue said...

That's a lovely version of Dulcinae.

Barb Gibney said...

Wow...what a pretty choice of fabrics for your dulcinae...i love how you have those pinwheels looking so cool and popping and so very beachy looking...love it!!!

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OPQuilt said...

Lovely. I love what you've done with the line of fabrics and the title perfectly fits this!

My favorite line of yours was this one: "I don't do random well." I am in complete agreement as I don't do random very well either (so I'm not really great at "improv" piecing). It was just fun to see someone else express this too!

Again--beautiful little Schnibbles!

Elizabeth
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