Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Ahoy Sailor!

I bounce around between sewing apparel and quilts.  This time it is a baby quilt called "Ahoy Sailor".  It is a cute little nautical themed quilt with sailboats.  You can get the pattern here .

The pattern was released in 2016.  I had to look around for fabric.  I also asked in my quilt class (via zoom meeting) where I might find the fabric.  I received a lot of good suggestions.  One was Saltwaterfabrics.com .

I found the nautical fat quarters I needed for the quilt at Saltwaterfabrics. The white material was from my stash.  I purchased the backing and the other material from Joann's.  Half the fun of making this quilt was hunting for fabric.

My Bel Air Bantam with a 1/4" foot was the machine used for this project.

I started making the boats, and realized the measurements for the large sails were  extremely accurate.  7 3/4 by 4 7/8.  This made for some fussing with the ruler to get the right size. Then once the large sail is sewn, it is cut down to 7 1/4 by 4 3/8.  Needless to say, I ended up with some going in the garbage.

The first of 14 boats finished
Once I finished the boats, I started piecing them together to form the quilt.  Unlike the model quilt, I used a light blue material under the boats to mimic water.

Here it is before quilting.

I used my Necchi to quilt it by stitching in the ditch.  I used Pellon FB-96 cotton batting.

Here it is finished.  It measured 60 inches by 60 inches.

This was a fun project.

Thanks for stopping.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

A Shacket for Joe, The Reveal

I have been working on Simplicity 1328 for Joe.  Unlike the pattern,  this will be a lined shacket with welt pockets.

I was going to put a red lining in it that I had in my stash.  Joe quickly vetoed this idea, so we went to Joann's to get the light-blue lining for it.  Joann's needed to order the buttons I wanted, so one more trip was necessary.  Luckily we live in a county that only has nine reported Corona virus cases.  So I feel safe to go to out of the house once a week.

I enjoyed sewing this with my Wilson Rotary sewing machine.  I stitched on the buttons with my Bernina 707.

Maurice helped me with it, even though it was too large for him. 

Here is Joe.  He likes it.

Our weather has turned to hot, 100 degrees this week, so might not need a shacket for a while.

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