Sunday, 11 July 2021

Rainbow Beach huts finished

 Ever since I spotted Ticky Tacky houses on Cathy’s blog Sane Crazy Crumby Quilting I have made them like crazy, often each month in the RSC colour of the month, or at anytime using up odd scraps I had in the right dimensions. As a result I had a ton of them so looked around for ways to utilise some of them.

I regularly make Premature baby quilts for my local hospital so made a couple when it was purple month which I’ve already shown on a recent post. We have been asked if we could make some at 1m square which I believe they put over the top of the incubators so I used some rows of Ticky Tacky houses to make one.

I machine quilted in the lilac strips between the rows of houses and then hand quilted with Perle thread around alternate houses. 

The rows of houses reminded be of my favourite row of Beach huts at Southwold in Suffolk, so I am calling this quilt Rainbow Beach Huts.

A close up of some huts:

I’ve had a wonderful piece of rainbow fabric in my stash for quite a few years and I finally found exactly the right quilt to use this as backing. Not quite large enough so I added a strip of the lavender solid fabric I had used on the front of the quilt.

As I’ve been making a lot of quilts during the last16months of the pandemic and Lockdowns I needed to replenish some of the colours in my stash so I did a bit of retail therapy online. 

First quite a few pieces and a couple of FQs from the Fabric Guild, a company I’ve used several times. 

Then some spots and checks from a new-to-me company called Pastel Rose, recommended by my quilter friend Sarah.

The purple and green with tiny white spots I’ve bought before but can’t remember where I got them, so I was delighted to see them on Pastel Rose’s website. The purple is the same fabric that I used in the Rainbow Beach Huts so it’s great to have another piece in my stash. I’m contemplating getting some larger pieces of both of the spots fabrics and have a look to see if they have it in other colours too. A nice basic for my stash. 

Now off to watch the Wimbledon Men’s Final Game and then this evening the Euros Final between England and Italy. Spent the last two weeks watching tennis and football which is why not much sewing has happened here! Better chance next week?

Joining up with Angela’s Soscrappy blog for RSC 2021


  1. Just adorable Beach huts finish--how nice to donate it for such a good cause...hugs, Julierose

  2. Super cute quilt and more fun to come with those new fabrics!!

  3. Your Rainbow Beach Huts are delightful. Which reminds me, I have a whole lot of small house blocks to assemble, theyvare hidingnin a bag somewhere.

  4. I like the way you did the beach huts. So much fun. Retail therapy is always good for you.. Happy sewing

  5. Wow, they really do look like beach huts - more than little houses, actually. A brilliant finish! I’m sure it will be greatly appreciated. How fun that you got to do some stash enhancement shopping!

  6. Oh! Rainbow Beach Huts turned out soooooo cute! That happy backing fabric was perfect. And I love you added a touch of perle hand quilting. Fancy!

    I've never heard of either of those online fabric places but I do love a good polka dot fabric no matter where it comes from!