Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Sailboat quilt

We have a new little nephew so I wanted to make him a quilt. I like to use stuff I have on hand if possible so I found in my stash a fabric with sailboats on it to use for the back. For the front I decided to see if I could put together some of the already cut blocks that had been given to me. I had to re-cut some of them and cut out a few new ones but for the most part I was able to use up things I had all ready.
I decided to copy the Sail boat idea from the back and cut out a larger one to applique on the front. I also appliqued an anchor (which also matched the fabric) in the lower right corner and then I stitched on a ribbon "rope" to tie the boat and the anchor together.
For this little quilt I did actually use my sewing machine to quilt it a little, eliminating the need to tie it. The quilt went together pretty fast and was a fun project. My sister-in-law seemed pleased with it too.
Are you working on any projects?

8 comments:

All in a Day said...

That is really cute! Congratulations to Peter and Holly!!!!!

Abbi said...

Thanks Shelly!
This quilt actually went to Ken's sister's baby that was born in August. Peter and Holly are expecting a girl in December. Ken's other sister is also expecting a girl. We are blessed with several new babies in the family.

{ L } said...

Oh how I wish I could create something like this! What a fun quilt! LOVE the sailboat and colors.

Also, thank you so much for posting a comment on my featured interview on la dolce vita! It truly means a lot to me.

Anonymous said...

The quilt turned out wonderfully. I love the blues and browns! ~♥Anna

Jackie said...

The quilt looks great! I like blue and brown together for boys.

All in a Day said...

Oh, wow! I didn't know that! I thought we were due at the same time. Well, it's still really cute!!!

martha said...

That is very sweet! I like it.

Abbi said...

Thanks everybody! I am really like blue and brown together too. I hope to make some more stuff in that color scheme.

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