Summer by the Sea Quilt

This quilt was inspired by my favorite place, the beach! You may be wondering why I would add gray to a beach inspired quilt.. I live in Northern CA where we often have gray overcast beach days, and I still find them lovely! In fact I love gray and blue together.

This is the first quilt that I've made for myself (not including holiday quilts)
It was really hard to make something that was for ME, something that I would want to keep out ALL THE TIME (Holiday quilts get put away eventually!). I really enjoyed creating this block. I basically just made it up as I went along (yes I am one of those quilters!) and it somehow all came together really nicely. Below is my tutorial for my block. Enjoy, and if you make your own quilt with this block I would LOVE to see it!