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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Gulf Waters and NTT

Welcome to Needle and Thread Thursday, friends.  I had such a wonderfully relaxing vacation at the beach last week.  Check out this stunning view-

This is Florida's Emerald Coast, and it could not have been more perfect.  We had great waves on some days and calm waters on others.  Two sea turtles swam fairly close to us, and we saw dolphins jumping out of the water. We even saw a herd of manatees!  All of the sea life was enchanting, but after the recent attacks, one thing I'm glad we didn't see was a shark.  We never go out very far, and certainly not to the sandbar where the vast majority of attacks occur, but we were on high alert nonetheless.

After getting home and tackling the unpacking and laundry, I finally got back to my latest quilt.

After a week of clear, blue-green waters and undulating waves, I decided this quilt needed some swirls.  They echo the circular secondary pattern, and I think it will give the quilt the feel of swirling waters.  It's coming along nicely!  By the way, if you missed it, you can see the full quilt top in my last post HERE.

Okay, friends!  It's time to check out the highlights from last weeks amazing party.  Take a look at this sweet quilt from Anja Quilts-

I love this happy quilt from Nancy at Grace and Peace Quilting-

This lovely quilt is from Sew Preeti Quilts-

And finally, Quilting Gail shared this cool quilt-

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  1. Oh goodness, what a beautiful view. So glad you had a relaxing vacation!

  2. Your quilt is beautiful! It looks just like the colors of the ocean!

  3. Your Emerald Coast photo is beautiful! I bet that was an enjoyable vacation. And a matching quilt, too - I love those colors!

  4. Your quilt matches your view! Gorgeous!

  5. LOVE the color of that water! Looks like a great time.

  6. How nice that you enjoyed a getaway to such a pretty place! I always enjoy going to the ocean. For me, last week that meant going to Sarasota, Florida and touring The Ringling - John and Mabel Ringling's palatial home, art museum and circus museum right on the Gulf. Very hot temps, but few tourists, so it was nice. I love that you were inspired by your ocean view to quilt swirls on your quilt. Love how it's looking!


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