Friday, August 16, 2013

Beach Bum Art {Quilt Art}

I loosely call this quilt art.  Just for the fact that it isn't a quilt and it is hanging on a wall.  Other than that?  I do not pretend to be an amazing quilt artist like some of my blogging/instagram friends I follow!!

This project came about because I had an empty spot in the boys' Jack and Jacks bathroom.  The center toilet/shower area has an Under the Sea  theme.

I'd be lying if I didn't admit that the embroidery appliqued crab I designed?

Is based on this crab!

Hey.  Imitation is the best form of flattery, right?

I tried to have a little fun with this.  I wanted it to be a beach scene because the boys love body surfing and watching the surfers when we have gone to the beach on vacation.

My rule was scraps only. 

At some points, I felt like I was doing a school art project.
But now, I am happy with it.  It isn't a Picasso, that's for sure.  But there is an afternoon's worth of work involved.  Entirely made of scraps.  Leftover piece of mat material cut to size so it could hide that I made my "quilt" a tad short on all sides (mat tutorial here).  A frame from a previous project covered with a slate. Zero pain on the pocketbook!

Button points and talks about it every time he is in the bath....and that is what really matters!!!


  1. He's so cute! The crab is adorable. What a great piece of art for their bathroom. so perfect!

  2. The whole bathroom is so cute, and your quilt is the perfect finishing touch!

  3. I love it! It's perfect for the bathroom and so cute! Great job Heidi!


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