Friday, June 13, 2014

Sail Away Finish

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.

28 comments:

  1. beautiful quilt, I think using the muslin really does make it look like an antique quilt. great job

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  2. It's fun doing that wave quilting, isn't it? Goes quickly and easily. I ove sailboat baby quilts, too.

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  3. What a darling quilt. Beautiful!

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  4. I am in awe that you finished this so quickly! It does not look like a quicky at all. Very well done!

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  5. It is a great finish. I love the scrappiness yet how well it all goes together.

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  6. The blue sail boats.....so nice! I made a quilt with blue sail boats a long time ago. Donated to a charitable cause. Baby quilt size. I have often thought of making another.

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  7. Love the boats, and the quilting just pushing it over the top. The waves are just so perfect.

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  8. Dreaming of sailing with this perfect quilt. What a great finish for summer. Great color selection!

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  9. This is a beautiful quilt! Love how you quilted it and the label is so nice.

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  10. P.S. Now I have the earworm "Come Sail Away, Come Sail Away, Come Sail Away with Meeeeeee" stuck in my head. (That dates me doesn't it?!?)

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  11. Love the quilting! Love that it's more "everyday quilting"--plays to the visual impact of the quilt---not just the quilting!

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  12. Dropping by from Sew-Jo Saturday, what a smashing quilt, looks fab with those blues - Chris :D

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  13. Love it! :) So fun. I would totally have made this pattern for my boys when they were babies if I'd quilted then! Lovely work. (stopping by from Sew-Jo Saturday)

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  14. I too have been wanting to make a sailboat quilt. Love yours! I also need to try making my own labels like this, love them!

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  15. It looks fantastic, your quilting is beautiful.

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  16. What a quick finish! Looks so cozy with all those crinkles. Nicely done.

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  17. This quilt is awesome! I agree it has an antique flair to it. The wavy stitch you used looks just like waves and is the perfect design to complement the sailboats!

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  18. Beautiful! I love the quilting and the label is perfect....I am always a little jealous of how great Kelly's always look!

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  19. That is a fabulous quilt! You did a fabulous job with the quilting.I am getting at labeling my quits too. I put the label on the backing before I quilt it. Then I just have to bind and write on the completion date.

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  20. I love sailboats, too. Your quilt is beautiful.

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  21. I love your Sail Away quilt! The label is pretty, too. It does have a beautiful vintage look to it!!
    Susie

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  22. Thanks for the pattern link. I haven't resisted Sarah Jane's Out to Sea collection, and I think this may be just the ticket.

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  23. Your quilt really caught my eye! I love the wave quilting lines too, just a perfect choice. Although we don't sail, we do have a boat, and there is NOTHING better in the world (well, maybe quilting) than bobbing around on the lake in the sun. I will have to check out the link to this quilt. And LOL I hear you about the "counting the days until she drives" -- I remember the running days all too well.

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  24. These boats are so timeless. I love this quilt. Great finish : )

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  25. Gorgeous! I love the wavy quilting. Nicely done.

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  26. The boats in different shades of blues look so wonderful!! Beautiful quilt!!

    -Soma

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  27. oh this is GORGEOUS! I just stumbled across your blog, while blog hopping, so pleased I found you! Your nautical quilt is just fantastic, I meed to get my butt into gear and finish mine! Jessie, xo

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