Seaside Quilt

Friday, December 23, 2022

 It's Friday, December 23rd, 2022.  
Two days until Christmas.  
This month I've hosted two family parties,
 bought, wrapped, and delivered all the neighbor/friend gifts,
purchased and wrapped a good portion of our family's gifts,
ate my weight in toffee, made two batches of cinnamon rolls,
made two batches of caramels (both of which ended up in the trash, sadly), 
had a girls' night out/favorite things exchange with my besties,
 did two puzzles, and lots, lots more!  It's been a great month overall.

Today, I have been taking it easy even though
I should be out getting a few last-minute gifts
(my husband is on it though, thank goodness!)
I'm "done" and craving some rest.
Writing a little blog post isn't too hard...
So today I want to share with you my finished Seaside quilt!

I made this during the Seaside Quilt-Along I hosted
in September and October.

The pattern is from my book, Quilt the Rainbow.
Here's the original version:

[Photo courtesy of  Martingale Publishing]

Seaside is a great stash buster.  I used up tons of aquas for the background
so all I needed to buy was the solid teal fabric for the accent color.
While I was making the aqua version I also envisioned it
with low-volume fabrics for the background.  I was really excited
to see it come to life during the quilt-along, starting with this fabric pull:

I really love the soft, muted tones of these fabrics!

The quilting was a new-to-me design called Swivel Circles.
I really like it with these earthy fabrics.  Someone even said it reminded
them of seashells which is perfect for the name of the quilt!
Jen Ostler quilted it for me and did a fantastic job, as always!

I bound it with this copper print from Fig Tree's Cinnamon and Cream line
and backed it with Intrinsic Soft from Shine On by Sharon Holland for Art Gallery Fabrics.
I absolutely love that dark green floral fabric!  So pretty!

My labels are from Everemblem.
I get the 2" cotton, fold-over, sew-in labels.
If you go to their site, you'll have to pick a cotton label 
and customize it from there.  I've loved the ease of these labels.
Now I don't have an excuse to not label my quilts!

This is a great project for beginning quilters!

Seaside is such a quick, easy make.
I really see myself making more of these in the future.
I'd love to have one in all the colors!

If you'd like to purchase a copy of Quilt the Rainbow
you can snag an autographed copy from my Etsy shop.
It includes 10 patterns to help you whittle down each
color of your fabric stash + lots more!
Check out THIS post for all the details!

So which version do you like better?
Can you see yourself making Seaside and if so,
what colors would you make it in?

Thank you for stopping by today and happy holidays to you!


  1. That is a pretty pattern. It looks great in the different colorways.

    1. Thank you! It's a nice pattern, especially for beginners!

  2. I’m an 1800’s reproduction fabric lover, and I think it would be attractive to use low-volume shirting strips for the block backgrounds. Paired with turkey reds, chrome yellows, indigos, etc. it would really sing! Your pattern is quite versatile.

    1. I can see it now and it's lovely, haha! Yes, I tried to have all the patterns in the book be versatile patterns. Glad you can envision Seaside in your prints and colors!


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