Friday, August 16, 2019

Sewing the Seven Seas / Beauties Pageant 45

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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  1. I love your sailboat blocks. Can't wait to see them in a quilt :)

  2. What a great idea. The sailboat are cute. Happy sewing.

  3. I love those fabrics. And that sailboat pattern is as cute as a bug's ear!

  4. Hi Michelle! Oooh-la-la. I love your fabric choices, especially that striped one that will also be a border. It looks nice and nautical. I am 100% certain your friend/acquaintance will just love it. The colors are perfect. ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. These are beautiful blocks Michelle and it's going to be a great quilt.

  6. I am sure it will be liked. Those sail boats are so cute! And I love the fabrics you picked. They fit so well. xo Melanie


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