Beach art quilts create a mood

So many people at one time or another go to the beach.  Many of us day dream about what it would be like to live at the beach, look out our windows to see the endless ocean and the big sky, and listen to the waves.  Beach designs and motifs give us a sense of quiet, lazy, relaxing days.  Just by looking a photo or an art quilt of the beach and ocean we can feel our blood pressure drop and our bodies relax.

I started making beach/ocean abstract art quilts several years ago.  Since then I have been exploring the use of different colors for the ocean, sand, and sky.  You can see my whole range of beach/ocean quilts on this website in the Landscape and Nature gallery plus a few in my Newest gallery and the Custom gallery.  I have probably made more custom designs of beach/ocean quilts as a design theme than any other single design of mine.

One of the things I love the most about my beach/ocean theme art quilts is that they look fabulous from up close and from far away.  Sometimes it is from across the room that the combination of colors and the curves of the design create the strongest emotion….they remind you a place that makes you smile.

Custom beach with dunes quilt 31.5″H x 60″W

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    1. Usually I have a beach quilt in my inventory on Etsy but I just sold one. There is a link to my Etsy shop on the opening page of this website. Please feel free to contact me on Etsy or by email ( about making a custom beach quilt for you.

    1. Thank you for your question. I am self taught but there are books and websites that show you how to cut and piece curves which is at the heart of my quilts designs. In a beach quilt, every single piece is a curved or curvy cut, not big curves but just small curves. Once you learn how to make a wallpaper cut between two pieces of fabric and sew them together so they lay flat, then you are able to do all kind of fun creations. I think if you look back through some of my blogs, you will find some postings about curved piecing. Traditional quilting is focused on straight line cuts and sewing. My designs almost never have a straight line in them but all are pieced. Good luck and be prepared to experiment and practice until you feel comfortable with using a wallpaper cut.


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