I started this on Tuesday and finished it this morning! I have always wanted to make a sail boat quilt and Messy Jesse has been working on one http://messyjessecrafts.blogspot.com/ and the pattern is free http://www.quiltmag.com/quilt-patterns/quilt-junejuly-2013-%E2%80%93-naturally-nautical-blue-and-white-remake/ so I started digging in my blue scraps and just used some random pieces of muslin for the background. Every boat is a different blue fabric. I made mine smaller than the original pattern with 18 boats.
I quilted it with the large wavy quilt stitch on my Pfaff horizontally, so it looks like the ocean. I spaced them every inch. It scrunched up nicely in the wash and its finished measurements are 35 x 50 inches. I used the Pellon cotton batting and the backing/binding is something I had in my stash from Jo Morton and I know I bought it ages ago for $3 a yard.
Thanks to Kelly over at http://myquiltinfatuation.blogspot.com/ I am trying to label my quilts. I named this one "Sail Away." I really love how this came out because I like how it looks like an antique quilt and it reminds me of all the sailing I did when I was a teenager. Now, I can start something else. I need to make a needle book for a swap, so I am off to the quilt shop for some special fabric.