Summer House at the Beach

This week my family and I spent a week at Hermosa Beach in beautiful sunny California. I brought along a little project to work on while I was there…

Lily Ashbury Summer House Charm PackSummer House "Bricks" Bright clear colors speak to me and I’ve been dying make a quilt using Lily Ashbury’s Summer House. I grabbed a couple of pre-cut Moda charm packs and decided to do some stitchin’ on vacation! First I cut all the squares in half.

Sewing on My Singer FeatherweightFinger PressingThen I stitched together pairs of “bricks” on my Singer Featherweight. It’s such a great travel machine because it’s so light-weight and portable. Next, I used one of my favorite notions, a wooden pressing roller to flatten the seams. This doo-hickey is fantastic for on-the go projects – no irons to worry about!Summerhouse Blocks

Here are a few of the finished blocks. The only thing I didn’t take into account was that the blocks would need to be trimmed on one side so that the edges match. I forgot that the seam allowances would shrink the blocks only along one side. Well, that will be next week’s cutting project when I get home.

I’ll post some fun photos of our family beach adventures in the next blog entry.

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