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.


Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Lovely quilt Debby....fresh colors and he will love it!

CityHouseStudio said...

So cute! I just love these little boats!

Little Penpen said...

I recognized that book right away! My first quilting book and I still have it memorized. I made that quilt for Will when he was a little boy; pretty much just like the one in her picture... using the cardboard templates! I still have it and it's very worn out. :)) I love the happy colors in your grandson's quilt. This will always be a favorite block for me.

Auntie M said...

Good choice. You still amaze me!

Kymberly said...

Very lovely quilt. The swirls under the boat sound like the perfect way to quilt it.