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Stitching by the sea and a Shipping Forecast Quilt update

Stitching by the sea and a Shipping Forecast Quilt update

This Easter we managed to get away for a week to Teignmouth. Fo the past few years we’ve stayed at a wonderful little cottage on the back beach. The location is perfect – beach outside the front door, pub and Fish & Chip shop 2 minutes away. Teignmouth is blessed with a good climate and there’s also an arcade, children’s playground, tennis courts and crazy golf 2 minutes in the opposite direction.

view from cottage window

The children have loved playing on the back beach and found quite a few treasures. I had to limit them to a little container, otherwise they would bring everything home.

beach treasure

Stitching by the sea and a Shipping Forecast Quilt update

Whilst the children played there was plenty of time for stitching. I made sure to bring my Shipping Forecast quilt with me. I had finished stitching the UK map so ordered some colourful felt to applique boats, fish and seagulls. It arrived just in time to pack in my sewing bag.

stitching by the sea

I found the perfect spot to sit and cut them out this week. I chose some lovely, vibrant colours to really stand out. So far I’ve only pinned them in place. I need to check where I’m going to place my Shipping Forecast areas before I start sewing.

Shipping Forecast quilt front

It’s looking pretty good and I can’t wait to spend some more time stitching it. I couldn’t resist taking a photo of it as the sun was setting on our last evening in Teignmouth. Hopefully I will have it finished on our next trip to the seaside.


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    April 25, 2019 at 10:17 am

    that quilt is gorgeous and what a wonderful place to get started on it 🙂 I hope you had a good break!

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    Laura - Dear Bear and Beany
    April 25, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    What a lovely place to visit and a gorgeous quilt, you’re very clever!

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