Showing posts with label cottage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cottage. Show all posts

Friday, April 26, 2013

Beachy Picnic Quilt

My goal was to finish this quilt by Friday and I did it.  Of course, as soon as it was in the washer I started a little pillow to match and now that is not finished:)  Oh well.

I was alone when taking these pics so I can't give you a good full size picture of the quilt, but it is a great lap/beach/picnic/throw quilt that turned out approximately 52 x 70 inches.  

The patchwork squares are 5.5 inches finished.

The fabric is Seaside by October Afternoon for Riley Blake.  I bought it a while back and just got to it this week.  Although I think my timing is pretty good now that we are finally starting to see signs of spring around here it kinda makes you feel like going to the beach.

My favorite parts are that little girl in the sand and the too-cute red polka dot binding.  I machine quilted straight lines along the seams and did the binding with my machine too.

The back is a pale yellowish/off white color that matches the background of the prints just right.  

Here's the pillow front.

Sometimes I impress myself with my photos.  Most of the time not so much.  Anyways, the pillow is going to be 12 x 16 and as you can see I'm about to stitch around the letters with some blue thread.  I'm sure I'll share when I'm done.

In the meantime the quilt is for sale in my etsy shop.  I was really torn about selling it because as I was making it I started loving it - a lot - and it would look really cute at our cottage - especially with the little pillow to match -  so if you want it you better get it quick before I change my mind:)!!!

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Cottage Life

I thought I would show you where I've been for the past few weeks.

This is our little cottage on Lake Ontario.  It is located on a small island in Wilson, NY called Sunset Island.  

Here's the front or lake side of our cottage.  Ours has the blue screen door with the rainbow Sunfish sailboat on the beach.  We are lucky that our cottage has some beach front on this side but also has a dock to use on the bay side of the island.

Let me show you how we get to our little island paradise.

First, you get on your boat which is docked at a marina on the mainland.  Motor through the channel past the sailboats at the marina. 

And pull into the dock.

Disembark to the right and head up the stairs.

Walk across the park to the other side of the island.

Then you arrive at #93.   

Take a moment inside to set down your suitcase and put away the perishables.  

Then head out to the hammock.

Until the kids drag you down to the beach.

Spend the day or a few minutes, but whatever you do, don't miss the sunset.

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~
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