Monday, 3 June 2013

Starting a sailboat quilt

Did you know that Beth from Plum and June is hosting another New Blogger Blog Hop?  I'm a participating blog hopper and I can't wait to meet all the others.  The schedule should be finalised very soon, so make sure you check back and follow along.  I know I found lots of great blogs to follow during the last blog hop!

Plum and June

This weekend (and by the way, it's a long weekend here in New Zealand - yay!), I've been working on a quilt for my good friend who is expecting a baby boy (her first) in August. I've had a sneak peek at the decor she has chosen for the nursery, and I decided to make a quilt to fit with the nautical theme.

Old Sailboat Quilt 

I'm using a pattern from the book Le Petit Monde de Jacqueline Morel.  Jacqueline Morel's quilts are a little bit more traditional than my usual style (particularly the fabrics she uses), but the patterns themselves are very charming.

Old Sailboat Quilt

Once I've finished the paper pieced boats in the centre of the quilt, there are blue and red stars to appliqué on the squares in the second border, and a final border before it is finished.  My lovely friend Helen has offered to give me a lesson in machine appliqué next weekend, so I should be able to get the stars done then. I'll keep you updated on progress with this quilt!

Linking up with:

Plum and JuneBetter Off Thread

19 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Sometimes is good to do something a bit more 'traditional'! And is indeed charming! The striped border is perfect! You'd see plenty of these in windy Wellington!

Camilla said...

Love your yachts in the low volume background. I'm a late realiser of the Let's Get Acquainted hop, so I'm probably too late but will enjoy following everyone else.

Annabella said...

Will you ever make anything I don't completely love, I ask myself! The paper pieced boats are so adorable - I love them. Thanks for linking up Adrianne!

dutchcomfort said...

Totally cute and adorable. The boats are fabulous!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Oh that is just going to be amazing! I love those boats and your fabric choices are insanely awesome!!

Erica said...

How cute! I love it.

Martha said...

Oh this is going to be a gorgeous quilt.
I'm also looking forward to Plum and June's Blog Hop this year. Last year's was so much fun.

Fran said...

Gorgeous quilt!

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

This is darling! Love how the colors pop against the neutrals!

wasntquiltinaday said...

Yay! I'm also participating in the blog hop and I'm excited to meet new bloggers! I love these paper pieced blocks- that quilt is going to be awesome.

sharpie said...

This is absolutely precious!

Renee said...

Those boats are fantastic! Great quilt.

Celine said...

Lovely boats. Jacqueline Morel's quilts are lovely, I made one twice a few years back. They are usually very detailed! Over from LGAM

wombatquilts.com said...

Fabulous boats. Love how this quilt is coming together.

Anne said...

This might be the cutest thing ever! Also I had to look at the bigger picture because my eyes kept seeing metallic sheen on the mast of the center ship. lol I might also be on the blog hop! I got the email, but I sent in late, so there might not be room.

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

What a great variety of boats. I love the way you have the top laid out so far. Can't wait to see it finished!

Nat at Made in Home said...

That is going to look awesome!

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

That's going to be such a sweet quilt! Love how it's looking so far!

Janine said...

This is beautiful!