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Pensacola Dreamin’…Quilt

Check out my Pensacola Beach quilt:

Salty air…

Warm sun on my face…

Featherweight in the condo…

On this chilly day, I’m California Dream…–scratch that–

Penscola Dreamin’!

(Do you hear the music, too? –all the leaves are brown…)

Pensacola Dreamin’

So on another chilly spring day, I am working in my cold house, longing for some summer fun.  Pensacola,

Vintage at the Beach

Florida.  Where we’ve lived–TWICE–and love to be.

As you can see in Vintage at the Beach (window pattern by Sue Pritt), I’ve added the icons of Pensacola to my quilt–the beach ball water tower and the awesome Blue Angels! Pensacola is home to the blues and

The Pensacola Beach Ball and the home of the Blue Angels

there’s nothing more fun than watching their beach air show!

My hubby is a former F/A-18 fighter pilot, so the blues hold a special place in our hearts!

And, yes, I take my Singer Featherweight when we go to the beach! It always surprises me that that surprises people because it IS vacation…and the perfect time to do what you love!

Water Colours

There’s also something wonderful about photographing quilts around water and sand.

Seaside Dreamin

It makes them sparkle–

Or maybe it just makes me happy!

Photo by Randy Hamilton of Hamilton Images

I hope some of my dreaming today helps you get warmed up and doing something you love to do!

Seaside Dreamin

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Am I the only quilter on this island?

Read about this lonely quilter on a deserted island…

Tropical Trip

I really AM on an island.

Okay, it’s a BIG island, filled with people and stores, condos and restaurants–but I might as well be stranded!

I turned binding on a quilt at the poolside all afternoon and not a single person looked my way or even pretended to show interest in the quilt I was working on.  I mean, really!

This IS a civilized community…or wait, doesn’t everyone bring their quilts on vacation?

Well…I do! The featherweight, hand-stitching, pre-cuts and at least one or two extra projects for the trip here and home again get packed along with a few clothes.

You never know–it could rain all week! Always be prepared (I was a scout).

Besides, I can get a LOT accomplished in my little cubby (under the bunk bed down the hall) while my family tools around the condo getting tanning lotion on, watching TV, or just plain putzing around ’til it’s time to hit the beach. I also LOVE to take pictures of the quilts I’ve finished during the year at the beach and poolside–the colors pop in the early morning light and there is just something about quilts with water and sand that make them sing!

So packing light for vacation doesn’t apply to All Things Quilting–not on my island, anyway!

Check out my Vintage at the Beach quilt in Pensacola Dreamin.

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Quilting at the Beach

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Hello world!

Got a beautiful view out my window and quilting opportunities on the horizon!

Welcome to my first Creative Bee Studios post.

Pensacola Dreamin’

Check out Pensacola Dreamin…  and Am I the Only Quilter on this Island?  and How to Put a Little Punch In Your Summer for some fun beach quilts, punch needle, and pondering.

Tropical Trip

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