A less-than-optimal photo but at least it's not raining and there aren't any blinding sunspots and shadows on it. This is the kind of quilt traditionalists will find problematic; modern quilters will have less trouble with it. Fabric choices were made based on color and print; I purposely avoided prints with pink and orange in them because I wanted to focus on the colors of the ocean/gulf and the sand/flora of the beach. I had a blast making this and freely admit that it was inspired by a quilt I saw ("Sea Grass" or something like that) in a magazine (probably American Patchwork). The instructions for that quilt were all wrong; you wound up with all the blocks being on the bias. There's no way it would sew together or lay flat once sewn. So I redesigned it and this is perfectly easy to sew and will be easy to quilt as well.
Can't wait to show it off when it's finally quilted! xoxo Patty