Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Day at the Beach

Every once in awhile I like to do something out of the box for me.  This weekend's project with my DD, who has very different fabric tastes than I do, was a simple landscape scene from the book, Accidental Landscapes, by Karen Eckmeier.
Here is a close up view of the seed bead embellishment in the sand.
And some thread couching in the surf.
Still have a little more embellishing to do and then it will be framed.
Looks pretty realistic to me.
Just need to park myself on a lounge chair in the sand, read a good book, and listen to the waves lap up on the shore...I wish.

17 comments:

regan said...

This is gorgeous, Cheryl! It DOES look real!

Cathy said...

Cheryl, Your quilt is adorable. Looks just like a picture. You guys did good. Hugs

Lori said...

That looks great! Can I opull my chair up alongside of you!? :)

Aunt 'Reen said...

I can hear those waves crashing on the sand from here ;)
What a great mother-daughter project!
Love the bead embellishments you added in the sand.
It turned out terrific!

Rosie said...

Beautiful, bracing piece! Usually not an art quilt devotee, this seashore lover really likes this.
How about that art quilt you make under the tutelage of Ruth McDowell? Followers, wouldn't you like to see it?

NancyB85374 said...

Looks good to me, too. I have that book, just haven't tried any landscapes yet. Might just have to try one. Good job!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

When I saw your new picture posted on my blog and the title I thought wow--- Cheryl is going to spend the day at the beach with her daughter, when I opened your post it sure looked real! Great mother-daughter project together.

Carolyn :)

Stray Stitches said...

Oh my goodness, Cheryl, it is amazing!! And the embellishments are perfect.

Sue said...

Cheryl this makes me want to go to the beach! How beautiful! I love the little starfish !

Miki Willa said...

This is beautiful. I have been wanting to try one of these, and this is very inspirational.

Sharon said...

Lovely! and yes it would be wonderful to sit by the beach with a good book today!

Elyte said...

Wow, when I opened your blog I really thought that you were at the beach. At least it can tide you over until you are really there. No sunscreen needed at your beach. Where's the handsome lifesaver?

Elyte said...

I know, the handsome lifesaver is just out of picture walking across the sand with the almond flavoured champagne!

Jeanne Lex said...

Fun to do something different, isn't it ?
Nice landscape. Love the sand treasures... Lucky you, to have a DD to quilt with!

Maureen said...

Beautiful landscape, Cheryl! Wish I was there. My daughter pushes me out of my box, too. Love the embellishments - so fun!

Merilyn said...

Good for you to try something different!!! I love some of the landscapes I see at quilt shows, and love the embellishments, you have done well!!!

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