I don't know what it is about beach huts that we find so attractive. They seem to conjure up an almost bygone era when beach holidays were always sunny, when sandcastles always turned out pristine and when children always played together happily in the summer holiday.
Whatever it is, a friend send me a postcard from Southwold in Suffolk last Summer, showing a row of brightly coloured beach huts, some of them striped. I absolutely loved the card and had it pinned up in my workroom for weeks until it finally gave me the inspiration to make this wall hanging.
Accuracy is not my strong point with patchwork and quilting as I am not the world's best needlewoman - but I do love colour. Most of the cotton material in this wall hanging is from Kaffe Fasset's designs and I absolutely loved working on it. It hangs now on my bedroom wall above the bed.
Unfortunately the quilt I had on the bed just did not go with the colours in the wall hanging, so I have had to make a new quilt as well!
There is something about material that is exciting in itself before you even start on the project. A friend and I used to regularly take our stash of material out of the cupboard and look through it, just for the sheer pleasure of admiring it.
I hope it conjours up beach huts for you too.