Michelle Engel Bencsko's gorgeous "Beyond the Sea" organic fabric was definitely the inspiration for this design. When I saw her modern beach themed fabric I immediately knew I wanted to try out some wavy curved piecing. It was a little scary trying something new with such beautiful fabric but I'm so thrilled with how it turned out.
I spend a lot of time at the beach with my family and although its winter at the moment, it was lovely enjoying our local beach (a short walk away) while taking these photos. My sweet mother in law quickly pointed out that this quilt would be absolutely perfect living at their home which directly overlooks the beach. I had to agree as they really do have wonderful "sea views" (although this one will be difficult to let go of).
So would you like to make your own "Sea Views?" Well... Cloud9 Fabrics is very generously giving away two fat quarter bundles of their exquisite "Beyond the Sea" fabric! If you haven't tried organic cotton you're missing out. Not only is it better for the environment, but it feels and looks just wonderful.
Cloud9 and I are both hosting giveaways. Two lucky winners will receive my pdf pattern as well as 10 fat quarters (enough to make all of the wavy blocks in the quilt)! To enter just leave a comment on my blog telling me about a favourite holiday spot. As for me, I have wonderful childhood memories of spending my summers at Kingston Caravan Park in Adelaide by the beach. We would run around with the other children all day, getting sunburnt, and then in the evening we'd watch movies projected onto a big screen and eat lollies. Pure bliss.
After you've told me about your holiday spot, head over to Michelle's blog for a second chance to win. And while you're there take a look at the gorgeous "Forest Friends Flannel" that will be coming out very soon. We will each randomly pick a winner on Tuesday Aug 10th. It's open internationally so anyone can enter, just make sure we have a way to contact you. Good luck! Comments now closed. Thanks!
downloadable patterns page. 20% off while the giveaway is running (I'll reimburse the winners). A limited number of kits and patterns will be available from Cloud9 Fabrics in a few days.