It’s still August and I am going to enjoy every last minute of summer! I love the Sun-sational fabric line from Blend Fabrics. Just looking at them makes me feel like I’m enjoying summer at the beach. I am a California girl who was raised loving the beach. Through the years my family has come to love many beaches. I thought it would be great to include the names of these beaches in the quilt.
It makes it so personal! I used SoSoft Fabric Paint by DecoArt. I purchased at my local Beverly’s Fabric and Craft store. I’ve painted on T-shirts and fabric before with acrylic paint. It kind of leaves a rough texture after it dries. I wanted something soft that would blend nice with the fabric. This totally did the trick! After it dried I could hardly feel it was paint – it just felt like the fabric!
51″ x 64″ Finished quilt
Fat quarters of assorted beach prints
1.5 yards white cotton fabric
1/2 yard for binding
3 yards backing
So Soft fabric paint
This quilt is made of up 4 “blocks”. Two are rectangles and two are squares. Below is the cutting instructions for each block. You can make this quilt larger or smaller, or mix up the blocks to create a totally different pattern!
You will need:
(11) Beach Name Blocks
(15) Squared Blocks
(9) 8″ square theme print blocks
(8) 8″ x 15.5″ theme print rectangles
Once everything is cut prepare the stencil for the beach names. I cut vinyl on my Cricut and peeled out the inside of the letters to leave a vinyl stencil. Each beach name is a different font. I put the vinyl on the 3″ x 15.5″ white strip and stenciled using the SoSoft paint. I let dry completely then removed the vinyl. I made sure to heat set the paint while I was pressing the block.
Once the paint is dry, sew the beach name block together. 1/4″ seams throughout.
It’s always a good idea to photograph your quilt layout, especially if you have a #kittyquilter in your home! Mufasa!!!!!Sew the blocks together in rows and the rows together, matching seams that intersect. Make sure #kittyquilter inspects all finished work!! Quilt as desired.I put minky on the back and had my friend use her long arm quilting machine to quilt it. I love the pattern she did!!