Friday, June 14, 2013

Déjà vu

Nautical Stripes II

I was contacted by a client who liked my nautical stripes quilt but wanted a larger size. i used white and aqua mm cotton couture and a free spirit solid in navy for the top. the dimensions are approximately 36x48.

Nautical Stripes II

The customer picked out the fabric for the backing and binding. It's a line called "Ahoy Matey" by Michael Miller. I hadn't really noticed it before but it has several cute prints perfect for a nautical-themed nursery. i thought that the large panel would be perfect for the backing but it wasn't quite long enough, so i added a strip of navy to the top and a teal kona scrap that was in my stash. it happened to be just the right size and although not a perfect match, it was pretty darn close to the color of the water.

Nautical Stripes II

I did wavy line quilting with my walking foot and white 50-wt aurifil. the binding is cut on the bias and handstitched to the back. i love simple minimalist quilts. this one came together very smoothly and i really hope my client likes it!

13 comments:

  1. Congrats on the commission! Fun, fun quilt!!

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  2. Great quilt. I wouldn't have known that the teal strip wasn't part of the panel. I like panels but struggle with how to use them. This is a great modern baby quilt. COngrats.

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  3. lovely :-) You should link it to le-challenge - their theme for this month was maritime.

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  4. Very cute. I love nautical themed quilts.

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  5. Ah! So cute! That is a really, really cool quilt. That print is awesome. I also love the wavy stitching you did. Very cool. I'm sure your client will be thrilled!

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  6. Do you sell the pattern for this quilt? My mom is going to make something for my son's nursery (I am due 10/26), and I love your design!

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  7. lbgerkens: I don't sell a pattern, but you don't really need one. you can make your strips however wide you want, but mine are 6". Cut 6.5" long strips by width of fabric. Decide how wide you want your quilt to be. Trim the strips to that length plus .5 inches (there will be some shrinkage in the wash so you may want to add a few extra inches to account for this). Sew strips together with 1/4" seam. Make your batting and backing 3" larger on all dimensions (so if your top is 40x48, your backing would be 46x54). layer, baste, quilt, and bind. Good luck, and congrats on your new baby!

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