Thursday, 23 April 2020

Little Sailor

While the Mad Tea Party is gathering momentum in the background, I'd like to share another quilt that was recently completed, but hasn't made an appearance on the blog yet.

I made it for my nephew's seventh birthday and it features a layer cake of the Lake Life collection by Anne Rowan for Wilmington Prints. It has fun boat- and fishing-themed prints, which I didn't want to cut much, so I went for very simple HST blocks, then cut about half of them horizontally and vertically to get smaller HST and solid blocks. I mixed up the blocks and arranged them around the centre to form a sort of "lake".

 As I only had 42 squares to play with, the layout is 6 by 7 blocks and the quilt was not that big, so I added a border in grey Moda Marbles to bring it more or less to single bed size.

The quilting is a simple walking foot spiral, quite hard at the beginning, but easy-peasy near the edges. I like the effect of circles in the water that it creates (don't look too close, though).

A fun fact about it all is that the previous quilt I made for my nephew was my first ever finished quilt - it was his first birthday and I was still doing my basic patchwork course, but we had just covered HSTs... So, that baby quilt was also made with HSTs and also featured boats! Here's an old photo:

I also had very few cotton fabrics to play with at the time, one of them was actually my grandmother's curtain, no longer in use, but folded away carefully (for a rainy day, presumably).

Linking up to:
 Off the Wall Friday at Creations by Nina-Marie

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict


  1. Lovely quilt and I really like the movement that the quilting gives it.

  2. This is great! Really says Summer at the Lake. I do a lot with simple blocks to show the prints.

  3. What a perfect quilt for a little boy and that circular quilting is the perfect finishing touch.


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