Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wip Wednesday - Sail Boats

Here is my current Work In Progress, a sailboat quilt for Grandson Number 4.  His Mama is going to use a nautical theme in his room.

I remembered that I had done a sailboat block before, more than 15 years ago, in a couple of sampler quilts.  The pattern came from the book, Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonesteel.  I still love that book, first published in 1982.

So I found my book and then figured out the rotary cutting sizes that would make the same block, instead of using the cardboard pattern pieces that I used "in the old days" before rotary cutting.

Ms. Bonesteel's beautiful version of this quilt.

My version of the quilt will have a white background.  I haven't decided on the border and binding yet.  As for the name for this quilt.... I can't get the name, "Blue Skies From Now On" out of mind.  The backing is going to be blue skies with clouds fabric. 

I plan to quilt swirls underneath the boats to give the look of ocean waves.

This post is linked to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Lavender Kisses Bound

I finally finished doing the hand sewing of the binding on the Lavender Kisses Quilt. o:)

I started a new baby quilt.  Maybe I can show you some of it this week....