Salt and Sand Blog Hop and Green Table Topper

In January, Carol, from Just Let Me Quilt, announced that she’d be hosting this blog hop in March. Of course, I signed up immediately! And, even though I knew that I could change my mind (happens often), I actually had an idea of what I would make for this blog hop! And, surprise, surprise, I didn’t change my mind.

I made this cute little Zipper Bag … It is an Anita Goodesign called “Shadow Work Design.” I altered the design a bit, because I didn’t have any sheer fabric. All of the fabric is from Island Batik (are you surprised???) Most of the bag is made with Coconut – one of their wonderful basics – available all the time. The applique is a small piece from Nautilus Floral-Baja from the Mystery Collection. This is the same collection that I used in February for my “Create for a Cause” challenge. You can view that quilt HERE.

Since I wasn’t about to go to a wet, soggy beach, I took this picture in the front yard. If you use your imagination, the lava rock can represent beach rock and the side of the raised bed could be a log, right?

And, since we have a few flowers blooming, I had to take a picture of it with the flowers! And trust me, those hyacinths smell heavenly!


Here’s a list of today’s blog hoppers … Lots of eye candy for you!!!

Just Let Me Quilt
Samelia’s Mum
Quilt Fabrication
Little Penguin Quilts
Just Sew Quilter

Monthly Table Topper / Runner Challenge

I had a lot of fun making my March green table runner. I thought I’d try some of the improv blocks I learned from my “Speed Dating” class (see HERE). Using the techniques I learned, it was pretty quick, easy and fun to put together!!! And, no, the quilt I started in the Speed Dating class is not finished … YET!

This used Island Batik fabrics: light and dark grey solids, and the greens were: Marble Frog – BE, Celery, Bubbles: sprout, and 2 other greens that were in my IB scrap bag. The backing is a combination of Celery and Light grey solid. You can see the back HERE. Hobbs 80/20 Cotton batting was used and it was quilted with Aurifil #2600 (Dove).

I must admit that I had a super fun time making this!!! Improv is fun! I like the freedom – anything goes – within my own limits!

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!    


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72 thoughts on “Salt and Sand Blog Hop and Green Table Topper

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  2. The illusion is perfect on your bag–it really does look like it’s on the beach! So lovely too. The improv table runner looks beautifully free and easy–love the colors! Perfect for March. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  3. Love your seashell pouch! I think the gravel underneath is perfect and looks beachy–I wouldn’t have known it was your yard if you didn’t tell me.

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  5. What a beautiful little bag. Love the design and the colors are really pretty. Sweet table mat. Isn’t this a fun challenge put out by Joy? Great job.

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  6. The little zip bag is adorable, and they are so useful. The Table Scraps is very inspiring. I’m still working on February’s, so I didn’t get one done this month.

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  7. What a sweet bag with that beautiful shell design…love it! After a week of ocean projects, it didn’t take much to imagine those lava rocks as beach rocks. Thank you for sharing your ocean project with us!

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  8. Your pouch if delightful: the shell in the surf on the beach glistening sweetly! Your table mat is lovely; i agree with you 100% on improv!

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  9. That zip pouch is oh so cute! I love the appliqués design. Perfect for this sand and salt theme. I totally could see that you photographed it on the rocks at the ocean’s edge with driftwood nearby. Great interpretation!

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  10. I love the zipper bag!! The shell and stars are perfect on it. The green table topper is really cute too. Green is one of my favorite colors. 🙂

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