Thursday, September 8, 2016

Beach Party: A Finished Quilt

I am happy to share this finished quilt with you today and to let you know that it won the challenge at my local quilt shop.  I plan on buying batting with the gift card I won.  ;)

I wanted the quilt to feel like overlapping beach balls, so I quilted it in concentric circles.  I love the texture it has on the front.  (Check out my previous post for more information on how I quilted it.)

I think I love how it looks on the minky backing even more.

I bought a medium gray fabric for the binding because I wanted it to blend in with the border.

Cheetah helped me name the quilt.  He called it, "Beach Party."

There aren't very many pretty beaches in Utah, so I took it to my friend's backyard.  She has a beautiful lake view, but it is hard to see in the pictures.  The lake, mountains, and sky all blend together in the background.

I am thrilled with how this quilt turned out.

Which side do you like better?

I finished the quilt a month early because I misunderstood the deadline, so we enjoyed it in our family room for a while.

Quilt Stats #182
Name: Beach Party
Pattern: My original design inspired by this quilt
Fabrics: Who Loves You stripes by Northcott Fabrics and Fabri-Quilt Pale Aqua
Amount Used: 9 yards
Size: About 48 by 60 inches
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Date Finished: 2016

Shortly after I finished the quilt, I had a quilty visitor.  It was so much fun to meet Vicki and her sweet husband in person!



  1. I can see why you won the challenge. It's beautiful! I love how you quilted the border. Nice picture of you and Vicki.

  2. OMG! What a bright and beautiful quilt!

  3. Congrats on winning! It is beautiful... And would be perfect for a picnic ♥

  4. How could I pick a side? Both are amazing. I love how the front came together and the way the quilting shows on the back (plus it must be so soft and cuddly!). And I can see the lake, it is a great backdrop for the quilt. :)

  5. I was just reading your last post and thought, "I bet she wins". Then I came to this post and you did, yay! Congrats, this is a great design!

  6. You did a great job on those curved seams, and the quilting, oh my - you nailed that too! Great finish. I missed where this quilt is headed - to a friend?

  7. Congratulations. Both sides are wonderful and you found a great place to do the photo shoot - I can see the lake. How wonderful to meet up with Vicki.

  8. That is a gorgeous quilt, and your quilting just makes it perfect! ---"Love"

  9. Oh my goodness, Jasmine, this is gorgeous!!!! Absolutely love it! Congratulations!

  10. Congratulations on winning the challenge! Well deserved, Beach Party is an awesome quilt! I can't decide which side I like better! The concentric circles are the perfect quilting choice for it.

    Isn't getting to meet online quilty friends in person just the best? :)

  11. What a great quilt! And the name is just perfect!

  12. Both sides of the quilt are lovely, it would be hard to pick a favorite! Congrats on your win! It's well deserved!

  13. Congratulations, Jasmine! You're right...the quilting does look amazing on the minky!

  14. I LOVE this Jasmine! I am not at all surprised you won! Didn't you win another one in the quilt shop last winter? Talented lady. I might have to try this with some striped fabric I picked up in Florida for $5/yard... Love how you quilted it too, and YUP! I see the lake!!!

  15. What a fun and beautiful quilt, I love the quilting just as much as the pattern!! Well done!!

  16. Congrats on your win!!! It is a beautiful finish. :-)

  17. Congrats on the win!! It deserved to win;-)


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