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Stitches by the Sea


This is the last set of quilts in this series of posts showing quilts from the Cumberland Quilt Show. The photos here are all from the same quilt which uses one of my favourite themes, the sea and life by the sea. I’m sorry I don’t know the name of the quilter to give her credit.

The features are appliqued and stitched on with a variety of stitches, which make it a work of art in itself. Notice the quilting of the water in the shape of waves. Decorative stitches of  varying lengths and widths make the applique job more interesting. It’s in the details. You may want to click to enlarge the photos for a better look at the stitching.

Author: wordsfromanneli

Writing, travel, photography, nature, more writing....

33 thoughts on “Stitches by the Sea

  1. What an incredible piece of art. I cannot imagine the hours and hours it must have taken to sew this. This quilter is an amazing artist.

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  2. Is there no end to your talent?

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  3. I love these! Being an ocean lover, I can’t decide which I like best. The sand pipers are adorable!

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  4. the sand pipers are adorable!! 🙂 and I commend all quilters, the time and labour involved is just immense!

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  5. Reminds me of the kind of quilting my sister-in-law does. So much work and love go into these creations.

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  6. Perfect! Love the sea shells and sand dollars. I can’t imagine the hours that have been put into creating this wonderful work of art.

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  7. Anneli, I admire your patience and talent! 🙂 Are we going to see the entire quilt?

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    • I must have mislead you, Carol. This is a quilt that was in the quilt show I posted about in my last two posts. I wish I could say I made it but I’m not that talented. I didn’t get a picture of the whole quilt. Sorry. Everyone was talking about the great stitching and quilting so I took close ups and didn’t get the overall picture.

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  8. Just heavenly!!!! Amazing what some people can do with a bit of fabric, needles and hands and a good sewing machine.

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  9. By the Sea, what inspiration for the Quilters – hundreds of scenes to choose from. These are the highlights and the best of the best By the Seashore scenery. How clever the different lengths of stitiching enhance the artistry** in the quilts.

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  10. So stunningly beautifu!!!!

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  11. Such beauty! I’m jealous because I have no talent in sewing or quilting. But I do love to look at the art.

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  12. Not everyone can sew, just like not everyone is a writer, but in the same way readers appreciate a good book, so you appreciate a good quilt.


  13. Wonderful scenes of the seaside, very talented artist!

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  14. Beautiful! My favorite is the last where texture has been created for the background.

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  15. I love that the sweet otter has his own food in a starfish but I prefer it being a “toy” to admire. 😉
    The kiwi birds are really nice; you know how I like birds! ❤🕊

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  16. Thanks, Robin. This quilter sure took a lot of time to applique each scene, and the quilting is wonderful.

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  17. You’re so right! I like how the stitching adds depth and movement to the water and sandy parts. Beautiful quilting and thank you for sharing, Anneli.

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