12/23/10

Progress being made...updated with commentary

Okay, so I didn't realize I'd posted a picture and no text. I thought it didn't upload.

I am making a baby boy quilt and decided I wanted to put a ship block in the center. I had trouble finding a pattern for the block and when I did, it was only a 12" finished block. I wanted something along the lines of 24". I was going to draft the block to the bigger size and then thought, what if I increase the number of blocks and from there, it was quick to just three ships.





I started cutting pieces and laying them on the table and it started to take shape and I started moving things around and this is where I ended up. I sewed it up this morning. I was going to put 8" stars around the two sides and the top and some pieced fish underneath, but now I'm thinking about surrounding it in nautical signal flags. Haven't decided yet. There are a couple of things I wish I'd done different and if I ever need to make another baby boy quilt, I might do it then.

Anyway, hope you're having a great day before Cmas eve. Not out doing too much last minute shopping. Lane

9 comments:

Becky said...

Wow! That is so cool! Is that your own design?

kwiltmakr said...

Really nice! The sky and water fabrics, wow!

Elizabeth said...

Wow! That really is progress. Good for you!

xo -El

Hazel said...

Looks great I love the fabric you used for the water .

Shay said...

That is the PERFECT boy's quilt. Love the ships.

Those fabrics are amazing.

Becky said...

You hit a homerun with this one! I love the sea and skies!

Erzebat said...

wonderful quilt! this close to Xmas, it reminds me of the carol....I saw three ships come sailing in....coming sailing in, in the morning!

Sunshine said...

awesome fabric choices - I've seen this block before, with just two colours, yours looks really neat!
Plus, as soon as I saw it my head started up with "I saw three ships come sailing in on Christmas day..." :)

Happy New Year!

Vesuviusmama said...

This is going to be great!