Welcome to Day 3 of the Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop, and the day I get to share my project. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank our hostess Bea of Beaquilter for the incentive to make my project. I have a HUGE number of books with projects I would like to do in them, and I have been planning to make this project for YEARS!
The project I loved in this book was the sailboat quilt called "Summer Sails.
If you want to skip to the bottom and see my finished project, feel free.
I just wanted to provide a little background why I chose this sailboat quilt. When I first met my husband he had a sailboat, which he had moored in Mission Bay in San Diego. We would spend the weekends sailing. We took a celestial navigation course together in the evening, and right before we got married, we sailed to Catalina from San Diego,and back home with no problem.
This was a picture of that sailboat he had. His mother painted a picture of it sailing in Mission Bay.
When we moved to Northern California, John built a two masted sailboat, which we took to various locations when our girls were young. Here if you look really close the girls are on the beach beside the boat. Our girls are now in their 40's and have children of their own.
John went on to build 6 more boats, including a houseboat which we enjoyed for a number of years.
Our decor has numerous sailboats, including pictures his mother painted,
The Star of India in San Diego Bay
We have sailboat models all over the house. This is a model John made of the 27 foot sailboat he built with two masts.
We even have a medicine cabinet he built for our bathroom with a porthole and a ship on top.
Anyway I have been waiting for years (since 1996) to make this sailboat quilt. I had the flannel set aside. When I was working, there just never seemed time. We no longer sail, my husband is pretty much home-bound and disabled now, but we still have a love of sailboats.
The quilt top went rather quickly even with the hand-applique. The only problem I had was when I went up to Fedex to get the ship patterns enlarged to 200% as stated in the directions, the guy that helped me did not do it right. To enlarge the big ship, it need an oversized printer. I did 4 of the ships, plus the large one before I figured it out.
Fedex did redo the big one without charge and I was able to finish up. This is the large ship second time around.
The quilt is 62 x 81 inches.
Flannel top 95%,
Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 Batting
Thanks for visiting my blog and if you have a chance please visit the other blogs on this hop!
Monday Feb 18th
Turid at densyendehimmel
Pamela at Pamelaquilts
Joan at Moosestashquilting
Anne at seems like a plan
Susan at Desertsky Quilting
Selina at Selinaquilts
Kathleen at Kathleenmcmusing
Tuesday Feb 19th
Cindy Stitchin at home
Jennifer at curlicuecreations
Stephanie at stephjacobsondesigns
Kathy at Kathysquilts
Wednesday Feb 20th
Sharon at Vrooman’s quilts
Suzy at Websterquilt
Nancy at patchworkbreeze
Karrin at karrinscrazyworld
Denise at craftraditions
Thursday Feb 21st
Anita at Domestic Felicity
Leanne at Devoted Quilter
Jennifer at Dizzyquilter
Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks
Lee Anne at Podunk Pretties
Andree at quiltinglearningcombo
Lyndsey at Sew Many Yarns
Friday Feb 22nd
Bea at Beaquilter
Barbara at Bejweledquilts
Laura at slice of pi quilts
Sherry Powered By Quilting
Pat at Life in the Scrapatch
Carol at Just let me quilt
Kathy at Kathy's Kwilts and More