I took a break last week to catch my breath a little, and it was quite nice to be able to do that. During that time I worked on a few hand sewing finishes. The Summer Sailboat was amongst them. I wanted to add to the paper pieced block with hand quilting. Large fluffy clouds are always a favourite of mine and my husband. I started there and added on as I went along with the quilting.
A couple of months ago, we went to the Point Reyes National Seashore. We don’t live by the ocean, but it is a very nice day trip for us. Sadly, we only go once every few years. We had never been to Point Reyes before, and I needed to learn my new camera that I got earlier this year. So we decided to drive out and make a day of it. After having a delicious seafood lunch at one of the many small seaside towns en route, we arrived at Point Reyes.
It was a cool, windy day. Although a bit hazy, you could still see the bay in the distance.
The colour of the water makes me think of glass. I could have stood there forever, watching the water crashing into those rocks creating frothy white foam. Different every time!
The call of the ocean. I always feel a strong pull whenever I see the vast expanse of the sea, wondering what’s on the other side.
The ever-present stiff gale has bent all the trees, creating a canopy.
There are wonderful sitting grooves on the thick branches of this lovely tree. Sitting in one of those was like being hugged by a tree.
The marine mist rolled in at the end of the day. The contrasting white of the breaking waves against the blue-grey is beautiful.
I love the pale and soft pastel purple, peach and cream colours of sunsets even more than the bright ones, they feel very serene and peaceful to me. It was time to head home.
This was the first outside trip for my new camera and it was a wonderful one at that. I hope to create many more memories with it.
I set out to quilt the little wall hanging with that ocean blue colour in mind.
The finished Summer Sailboat quilted wall hanging. There was another quilted square on the border, but it looked crowded, so I removed it in the end. This one is my very first all hand-quilted finish. I could have been done with it a bit sooner if I didn’t always get hung up on the stitch sizes being almost same all the time, but I am glad I took the time to work on it.
The Summer Sailboat quilt pattern is on my Craftsy and Etsy shops should you wish to make one. I hope you enjoyed the photos and my little finish. I will tell you a bit more about this one and a couple of companion quilted wall hangings another day.
I am also linking up with the linky parties on my Events And Links page. They are fun to visit and great source for new inspirations.