My hubby and I spent the last two weeks vacationing in Maine. Well, one week was in Maine...the other week (almost) was spent driving to and from Maine! We put close to 4500 miles on our car...
it's a loooooong way from Missouri to the East Coast!
This week I'll be including a few pictures of things that inspired me along the way.
Today's picture is something that I saw everywhere in Maine and fell in love with.
Lobster buoys not only bob in the ocean to mark the lobster traps but also serve as colorful decorations on many fences, houses and even rural mailboxes.
The only thing more colorful was the Kleenex Box Quilt that I brought along to hand stitch the binding down during the long car ride.
The bright hues of the liberated quilt really shine against
the weathered wood of an old church.
Wooden buoys hanging on our cottage on the beach were the perfect compliment,
don't you agree?
I can only imagine how big the wagon was that needed this huge wheel.
My friend, Linda, volunteered to do the quilting on my quilt. What a wonderful dimension the curvy quilting lines add to the straight lines of the pieced blocks.
The quilt back continues my use of scraps to create this
"Fifteen Minute Play" quilt.
The aqua fabric has been languishing in my fabric drawer for years...
the color is perfect!
Leftovers from the front and some orange Amy Butler dot made a fun racing stripe.
After contemplating several different binding fabrics, I finally settled on four colorful solids. I also tried Linda's favorite binding method for perfect mitered corners. This 'new to me' method took a bit more time, but after a few more tries it should become simpler. Check out this great tutorial by Flourishing Palms .
If I lived near the ocean, I'd have a fence that looked like this to go with my quilt!
Stop by again tomorrow to see another finish and more inspiration from