I had a legit reason to buy some new fabric recently. : )
I volunteered to organize a thank-you quilt for the woman who oversees my guild’s fall retreat. She works at the inn where my guildmates and I stay and sew, and really works hard to make it a pleasant event for all of us. After some snooping around, I learned that she likes blues and greens of the ocean and would enjoy a quilt with a nautical theme.
With Suzy Quilts’ Ahoy Sailor pattern in hand, I ordered some Bonnie and Camille fabrics, including some out-of-print Daysail prints and a few basics. (See the picture, above. Longtime readers might remember that I sewed with Daysail when I was designing my Bring on the Dancing Horses project.) The text print is all marine terminology. It’s the perfect ocean-themed low-volume print. I adore it!
From there, I added a bundle of Art Gallery fabrics and started making sailboats.
|The Art Gallery fabrics come from two collections: Loved to Pieces by Mister Domestic and Sirena by Jessica Swift.|
|This striped print adorns two of the sailboats and will provide a border around the entire quilt.|
I’m pretty pleased with how the blocks are coming together so far and think the recipient will like it!
If you have an interest in making a nautical-themed quilt yourself, here are other pattern possibilities I discovered during my research:
* Storm at Sea using AccuQuilt dies
* Elizabeth Hartman’s Sea Urchins
* Barbara H. Cline’s Under the Sea
* Camille Roskelley’s Cheerio
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