Thursday, March 27, 2014

Pink and Navy Nautical

My A Lovely Year of Finishes Goal this month was simply to quilt this Nautical quilt. I managed to do better than that and get the whole thing finished! I had been contacted by a lovely woman who wanted me to make a hot pink and navy quilt for her daughter. The baby's father is in the merchant marines! This is what I came up with:

Philly MQG had a sewing day last Sunday at Sew Smart Fabrics and I spent the afternoon getting the binding sewn down. (I might have done a little shopping too! I'll show that later.)

This quilt was inspired by the "What does the fox say" Quilt from Fresh Quilts Magazine. However, she did hers quilt as you go. That method still scares me. I pieced my top, put it all together and then
squared it up. I did wavy line quilting to go with the whole nautical theme.

My anchor is pretty large at about 16" tall. I wanted that to pop. And I machine stitched it together with a tight satin stitch. After all, this will be used by a little girl! I want it to be durable.

Overall, I'm happy with how this came out! I hope the new mom to be is happy too. Just call me the nautical quilt lady! :)  Here's the back where I pieced together some large pieces of the leftover fabric. My friend Denise was kind enough to be my quilt holder.

And my label....

I'm linking this finish to A Lovely Year of Finishes.

Quilt stats:
Quilt name: Girly Anchor
Pattern: Inspired by What does the Fox Say
Fabrics: Mostly In The Navy Fabric Collection By Camelot Designer Jackie Mcfee
Finished size: Forgot to measure! approx 45"x 60"??
Finished: 3/21/14


Lucy said...

I love how you carried the nautical theme into the fabric patterns you've selected! And the striped binding is great.

Denise in PA said...

I'll hold a quilt for you any time, Becky! o:) Again, the photo does not do this quilt justice - it's fabulous! And, I love, love, love that wavy quilting!

Katy Cameron said...

Fun commission, it came out great :o)

Lisa said...

I really think this is beautiful! Great finish!

Barb in Mi said...

Beautiful - congrats!


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