Showing posts with label retro quilt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label retro quilt. Show all posts

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Simple Retro-Inspired Sailing Quilt

Quilting:


I'm sure you have all seen the news this week. We have just had a horrendous weekend of weather here in Queensland. Not sure I've seen so much constant rain fall for a long time - if ever!

But while I was house-bound it was the perfect excuse to just sit inside and sew. I found this gorgeous retro boats print fabric on sale at spotlight. The fabric was just so cute I didn't really want to cut it up.



Thom needed another quilt for his bed anyway so it was perfect to make up a simple alternating 4-patch quilt top for him. 


This took me all of one day to do. I already had the aqua and white in my cupboard so it also helped cut down my stash a little. 

The sail boat blocks are 10" square. To make the 4-patch i cut 5 1/4" strips of the aqua and white, sewing them together and then cut up 5 1/4 strips to quickly piece a 4-patch block. 

These blocks when sewn together make a 10" block so there shouldn't be any trimming down to do.

Then simply sew all the blocks together and now it's ready to quilt!


This quilt reminds me of the ferry races in Sydney Harbour on Australia Day.  

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So I decided to name this quilt 'The Ferry Race'.

Only problem is going to get getting it off Thom's bed now - he loves it so much he won't let me have it back to quilt!


I also managed to have time to make up another little Ruby doll for a friend to give as a gift for a special little girl - she has cute little piggy tails which I just love!

Happy quilting!

Caity xx