I finally finished up the little quilt I wanted to make with the rest of the sailboat blocks that my son and I sewed. Last year when I wrote the sailboat block tutorial for our Classic Blocks Fresh Fabrics series, my 10 year old grew fascinated with quiltmaking - I guess he just needed to see the right block!
He helped me use 1/2 of our blocks to make a baby quilt for his 3rd grade teacher (he really loved her), and this little quilt uses the rest of those quilt blocks.
I think this sailboat quilt will be so much fun for telling stories of the sea. Looking at this end, there is an armada of ships sailing by day...
And looking at this end of the quilt, there are 6 little ships sailing under a starry sky. We'll be turning the quilt round and round telling a tale of ships sailing night and day!
Part of what I love about this quilt is that we sewed it together. My son's blocks are a bit... irregular. :)
What can I say, it was his first time quilt piecing! The fabrics are True Blue by Anna Davis for Blend. I quilted it with wavy lines to give the feeling of water and wind. This was so much fun, I can't wait to try another quilt that tells a narrative. Have you ever sewn one?
And now it's time for our Show Off Saturday Linky Party! What have you been sewing lately? Link up a picture below and show us, please!
Remember, the photo with the most clicks will win the 'Friday Spotlight' - I will share it here on the SewCanShe blog next Friday. I can't wait to see what you've been sewing!
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