February 18, 2013

Twilight Saga Charity Quilt: La Push First Beach

I’d been to the beaches around La Push many times during my Forks summers with Charlie, so the mile-long crescent of First Beach was familiar to me. It was still breathtaking. The water was dark gray, even in the sunlight, white-capped and heaving to the gray, rocky shore. Islands rose out of the steel harbor waters with sheer cliff sides, reaching to uneven summits, and crowned with austere, soaring firs. The beach had only a thin border of actual sand at the water’s edge, after which it grew into millions of large, smooth stones that looked uniformly gray from a distance, but close up were every shade a stone could be: terra-cotta, sea green, lavender, blue gray, dull gold. The tide line was strewn with huge driftwood trees, bleached bone white in the salt waves, some piled together against the edge of the forest fringe, some lying solitary, just out of reach of the waves. –Bella Swan, Twilight, page 114–115

La Push: First Beach
Pattern designed by Cat and pieced by Jerri Lynn for our Give-to-Win Twilight Saga Charity Quilt.

From Jerri Lynn:
What I love about this block is that it gives you an overall picture of what it might be like to stand on the beach of La Push, looking at the trees, the shore, and the mountains in the distance. I see this as a beautiful sunny day there, one of the rare ones where the vampires definitely need to stay inside!

From Cat:
This was the first Twilight themed block that I designed and I still love it. I wanted to capture the rugged coastline and cliffs that surround the bay and the forest that edges towards it. I also wanted a block that captured all of this without being overly complicated. I was happy with the result and with the use of the right fabrics you can really develop the features.

For every $5 donation to George Mark Children's House, you get one chance to win this quilt. Visit the Twilight Saga Quilt Page for more details.

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5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Cat, this is one of my favorite patterns! Jerri Lynn, you did a beautiful job with this. I love your fabrics, especially the greys you used for the hills in the background.

xo -E

coley said...

I love the colors. Makes me want to go there!

hardhatcat said...

this was my first twilight themed pattern. you have certainly done it justice :)

JoyceH said...

Beautiful. I want to join them, too. Everybody said what I was going to say. I love your fabric choices, and Cat's pattern really captures the moment.

Iris said...

I agree with all the previous comments. This is a fun pattern, really lovely setting and lovely fabrics.