Friday, November 30, 2018

Ready for the Voyage

Thank you all for your input on the little blue and white quilt I'm building. You'll be happy to see that I've included the pirate ship. 😊 Although I did tuck it away at the bottom, lurking in a bay between "land masses." 

Here's the whole quilt top:

Many of the blocks were made by members of the Footsquare Freestyle group. I made a couple more blocks to fill in gaps. This Wheel of Fortune for example. 

I made it thinking it could represent a ship's wheel. I also fussy cut a buoy and a lighthouse from a nautical print I've had forever. Had to get some birds in there too!

The flying geese units were meant to represent ocean waves (I hope that's obvious!). 

And then I found a perfect print in the clearance section of my LQS for the back.

I picked this print up for the binding while I was there.

I don't think I could be more pleased with the way this turned out. James already has ideas for quilting it so hopefully we can get it finished off before the year comes to a close. I'm going to have to give my elbow a rest before I tackle cutting strips for binding. All things considered, it's really not feeling too bad. 😀


  1. Omigosh - this turned out wonderfully! You very well SHOULD be pleased.

  2. So you should be pleased with it - it's gorgeous.
    I'm glad you squeezed the pirate ship in.

  3. Oh my word, I'm suffering from ship envy! This is really, really lovely.

  4. Love your quilt, it´s so beautiful and the pirates….of course they should be there :)

  5. Oh, this is absolutely fabulous! I love love love all your boats!
    I hope your elbow continues to let you work - good luck!


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