Wednesday, May 21, 2014

boat quilt - Blogger's Quilt Festival


We've had a boat quilt in our family for years.  It's been so loved that it's old, tattered, and incredibly soft.  As our kids have reached adult hood and moved out, the boat quilt has disappeared a few times, and I've had to go run it down.  



So I decided to make boat quilts for the grandkids.   I started making boat blocks from all my favorite scraps.








I've been saving this binding fabric for a special quilt.
















quilt stats:
40" x 42"
block size 8 1/2"
fabric is scrappy
negative space is Kona pfd bleach white
warm & white cotton batting









The nursery is all ready to go.  Now we're just waiting for a baby . . .





Now go visit the other quilt entries.


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15 comments:

  1. Well, it doesn't look like you will have to wait long. Beautiful quilt. How exciting!

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  2. This sounds like the beginning of a family tradition. The quilt is lovely. Perfect for the festival.
    All the best for the new arrival!!

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  3. Very cute - it's nice to have family favourites and to make sure everyone has a version to call theirs!

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  4. Love it! I made one like this before and really enjoyed it.

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  5. You're right, that fabric works perfectly for the binding. And what a great tradition to start so that each grandchild has their own boat quilt.

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  6. Gorgeous! Love the color choice! Congrat's!

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  7. Lovely quilt! I think I will need to make one of these someday. Maybe when I have grandchildren. Congratulations!

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  8. Gorgeous nautical quilt and I love the binding!

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  9. Lovely quilt! Nice work on the quilting!

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  10. I love your scrappy boats! Visiting from WIP Wednesday.

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  11. Love your boats! They are so much fun and so classic.

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  12. Fantastic and I love that you're continuing a tradition it makes it even more special :)

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