This is the quilt I made for the baby shower I went to last Saturday. Due to modern medicine we know it’s a boy and his booked date for arrival is the 8th of April. That’s if he doesn’t decide to change the date!
It was quite a thing because the mommy works for my husband and he works from home, so the patch working and quilting had to happen “after hours”. Every day I had to get rid of / hide the evidence.
The pattern was inspired by a pattern I purchased on line from Cotton Way by Bonnie Olaveson called “Smooth Sailing”. The original quilt size is 83” x 91”, far too big for what I wanted.
So I changed it and only made two of the boat blocks for the bottom adding 4” (4½” cut) blocks in between and for the border and creating an appliqué name block at the top, using blue/grey/red fabrics to suit the sailing theme, I used the leftover to make the backing, used a 100% cotton batting, did an overall quilting of little sail boats with the sea and sky, making the finished size 46” x 58”.
Next week I will share with you the quilt I quilted as a “cover” while the baby quilt was been made…
Very sly of you to pull that off. Beautiful quilt and love the applique on it. Did you quilt it yourself? What a fun pattern.
Yes I did quilt it myself. Thanks for your visit.
How beautiful, Nikki!
Callum will love his new quilt! Love the soft blues and very cute pattern.
Gosh this is beautiful well done I can’t even sew a hem let alone a quilt 😂 xx
Don’t worry I can’t even sew a button on! 😜 Thanks for your visit. Love Nikki
It’s adorable, the new mama is going to love it, and I especially love the clouds and waves in the quilting!
i love that you made a second quilt just to hide the first one haha lucky little guy. it’s a beautiful quilt!
Thanks you I enjoyed making it.
The red accents make the design really pop! Thanks for sharing.
I love the simple, quiet colors you used on this quilt Nikki, the patterns are so timeless and I love the little red blocks, the churn dash and friendship block in the sails. Lovely!
Great work on the stealth sewing. I love the soft blues – they remind me a bit of shirt fabrics.
Amazing work! What a lovely present.
Thanks for your lovely comment.
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Thanks for re blogging my post, very kind of you. Love NikkiM