Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Friendship Diamond Quilt : :

Friendship Diamond Quilt

Each Summer, for one glorious week, my big, wonderful family rents a house right on the beach in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It's my most favorite week of the year, the only time I truly count down the days. It's always so special, but after the recent loss of our Father, we're enjoying every moment of this much-needed time together as a family.

Our home for the week!

Beach Backyard

And even though I vowed to spend my time this week at the beach, swimming, relaxing, being silly & carefree, I couldn't resist bringing along my most recently finished projects for picture taking!

My Friendship Diamond Quilt at the beach house!

This Friendship Diamond quilt is made with Pat Bravo's newest collection NouvElle, along with lots of pretty, coordinating Pure Element solids. I'm loving the ripple of pinks framed by these watery blues, and I'm so glad I added in the diamonds!

Friendship Diamond Quilt

Friendship Diamond Quilt

My quilt design was inspired by the friendship bracelet diamond pattern I attempted to make as a child, and is something I plan to continue to work on to offer eventually!

Friendship Diamond Quilt

Once my quilt top was complete, I sent it out to Melissa Sew Shabby Quilting, and decided on an overall, feminine floral quilting pattern and I love the way it turned out! You can really see in my sunny photos how densely this one is quilted!

Friendship Diamond Quilt

Now that it's finished & photographed, I've been enjoying using it here at the beach house!

Friendship Diamond Quilt

And, now that it's blogged I'm heading back to the beach!

First Shell

Maureen

55 comments:

  1. I love your fabric choices! What pattern did you use, I'd love to make one myself!! Thank you!

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  2. I like the colors you chose. Have fun at the beach - going to the beach is usually pretty restorative for me, and I hope that you have a good vacation.

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  3. Lovely quilt! Will you offer a tutorial or a pattern? carolann427@aol.com

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  4. That is gorgeous. I love the colors and the quilting. It looks like it belongs at the beach! Enjoy.

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  5. So funny that you should show this today. I was thinking..."hmmm, wonder what quilt pattern this is and what the fabrics are?". Great minds think alike!

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  6. I feel like I've been on a virtual vacation by viewing your pictures! What a great house and a great backdrop for your quilt. The quilt is just gorgeous. Another stunner, Maureen!

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  7. Enjoy your time with family at the beach. It will do you all good to be together now, more than ever. Love the Outer Banks of N.C.

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  8. I love it! The colors are great. I would love a pattern or tutorial for this beauty.

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  9. love the quilt hope you have a pattern or tutorial. enjoy your vacation time with your family

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  10. What a perfect setting to photograph your quilt. Love the Carolina beaches!

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  11. It's lovely! That's one heck of a lot of mini squares! Good job!

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  12. beautiful quilt.. beautiful places .. beautiful pictures :)

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  13. this is simply amazing!! so beautiful! enjoy your week!

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  14. This quilt turned out beautiful Maureen. I'm glad you took it along on your vaca because it looks awesome against that beautiful green house.

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  15. Gorgeous! It reminds me of the foam sqs. you put together for kids playroom...but a much more sophisticated version. Love it!

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  16. The quilt is gorgeous! It's great that you are able to enjoy your vacation at the Outer Banks. Such a beautiful place. You deserve it! Sit back, have fun, relax, reminisce, and enjoy the time you have left with your lovely family.

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  17. Beautiful quilt & love the dense quilting.

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  18. So lovely and especially like the narrow binding - also an interesting pattern. Hope your week at the beach rests and restores you. Somehow, I didn't know about your Father. My Daddy left this Earth in 1982 at the age of 89 and I still miss and think of him every day. My heart hurts because of your great loss.

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  19. Love the quilt, but I think I like the shell hunter even more!

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  20. Both the house and the quilt are gorgeous, I'm so glad you got them to match :oD Have a lovely holiday!

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  21. I love the pattern and I love the colors! It's fabulous!!

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  22. Love it, love it, love it!!! It turned out beautiful and the quilting is spectacular. Thanks for sharing the pics :)

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  23. It`s just fantastic and it`s great you can be with your family and hope you are better!!

    Warm wishes.

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  24. Beautiful Quilt, glorious setting. I've been once and would love to go back.

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  25. When my kids were young we did the same thing. LOVE the Outer Banks and the memories of family time there.

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  26. Lovely quilt. Love the house. Enjoy your holiday with your family. god bless you

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  27. Your quilt is gorgeous and I'm so glad you took it to the beach to photograph! It could not be in a more perfect setting. Melissa did a beautiful job quilting.

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  28. Beautiful quilt, beautiful pictures. Enjoy your family time.

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  29. OMG that house is like something out of a Movie! It looks like the most amazing place for a holiday with all of your family. How awesome :) Our family get together in tents in the Aussie bush. Which is fun :) The quilt looks gorgeous! Enjoy the rest of your summer. I am enjoying winter with fires and lots of snuggling under quilts.

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  30. I love your new quilt, and would love to make one with my new fabrics that I will win. thanks

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  31. I follow Knotted Thread on Facebook

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  32. OMG that is your house, it is gorgeous!!!

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  33. your quilt is just gorgeous - wonderful location for quilt photos too !

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  34. Stunning photos of a beautiful quilt. I just love Pat Bravo fabrics

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  35. Amazing quilt, it looks gorgeous Maureen. it's really fresh and modern, love the colors. It's great that you waited until you got to the beach to photograph it. Your photos are stunning. Great work and enjoy your holidays!!

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  36. Love the blues and pinks. I would make a throw for a friend who's been asking.

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  37. Such a beautiful quilt, in a glorious setting! So glad you brought it along :)

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  38. Beautiful quilt, quilting, and fabrics.
    Thank you for sharing photos of the beach house with us.

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  39. Its really really pretty, hope you had a great time and relaxed.

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  40. Love the quilt design and colors.
    And the house.
    Sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers

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