Yesterday there were some great projects on the Show Your Stripes Blog Hop. Many thanks to
Carla @ Creatin in the Sticks and the great blog hops she comes up with! The list of the full schedule is below.
When I was first contemplating what I would make for this blog hop with stripes, I pulled these fabrics I have with stripes in them. I was first thinking about cutting these up and making star blocks.
Then I pulled my old quilt books out and found this one. I made the sailboat quilt last year in this book, and I have always liked this one with the stripes.
I began to make it, and it fought me every inch of the way. For one thing the pieces of fabric are cut on the bias, and apparently I must have stretched it this way and that stitching it together. By the time I appliqued the stripes on top it was really wonky. I had to really trim it down to make it square.
This is the finished product. I plan to give this for a comfort quilt and I think someone will like it. I used a stripe for the backing, and pieced together a number of stripes for the binding.
I've always loved using stripes in my quilts. This is one I designed and made years ago. I did bluework embroidery on the blocks, and set them in a a crazy quilt like pattern. I also used two of the boats my husband built in the patterns. This one has a wavy, stripe border which I love.
Be sure and visit the others on this blog hop, there are some great projects being shown.
Monday, February 22nd
Tuesday, February 23rd
Wednesday, February 24th
Thursday, February 25th
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