I am dreaming about our trip to the beach in a few weeks… Since we homeschool, we have the luxury of waiting to go until September, when everyone else is back in school and the beach is nearly deserted during the week. And the weather is so much nicer, too! I think that going to a beach packed full of people in the searing summer sun is pretty miserable, trying to keep track of all the kids in the crowd and watching your camera and feeling faint from the heat. But last September it was cool and nearly deserted and we had free reign, casting far and wide for interesting shells and digging pools in which to keep the sand crabs we kept finding. I can’t wait to go back!
I used a favorite pic of Evelyn from last year to make up this soothing little color palette. That was her first time at and she was perfectly content to stay well away from the water. She’s going to be so different this year!
As always it was a joy to “shop” Pink Chalk Fabrics for the fabrics for this mock-up! The muted blues are cool and soothing, and the tan makes the quilt cozy and comfortable as well. The pop of pink is a cheat, I guess, since I didn’t find it out there at the beach, but I love the spark that it brings to the palette. I like to use tons of neutral fabrics to build a wide, stable base of color, and use that to support just a sprinkling of something wildly different. The pattern is a classic called Kaleidoscope, and it’s been on my dream to-do-list for years. Hopefully someday?