Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sailor’s Quilt Top

This weekend was very productive.  I was able to get my sailor’s quilt top together.

It needs a lot of trimming and a bit of pressing but I am very happy with it.

Sorry for the crooked picture.  I had to get on a ladder to take it.

I hope your weekend was filled with things that make you happy!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

H2H Progress Report and A Sailor's Quilt

In my last post (a while ago) I shared about Sarah’s Hands 2 Help Charity Quilt Challenge. In that post I mentioned that two of my donations would be familiar to you.

This is the first one…remember Goodnight Irene? 

Well, it came back from the long-arm quilter with cute little swirlies. I am in the process of making the binding and once it is finished, it will go to Happy Chemo.

You can read more about the Hands 2 Help Charity Quilt Challenge and the featured charities on Sarah’s blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


My Navy son and his shipmates will be leaving San Diego for Japan in May.  He wanted a quilt for his ship’s rack so, of course, I’m on it!

I machine embroidered blocks with a nautical theme.  There will be 3 blocks each of 7 different designs.   The racks are so small that I only need 21 blocks, sashing and a small border to make a quilt.


Compass and Coral




Ship's Wheel and Oars

(We live in the Sailfish capital of the world, according to the Chamber of Commerce)

Each block will be sashed in yellow then bordered by white anchors on navy background.

I’ll share more about the fabric and the designs when it is finished.

It doesn’t look like our son will be able to come home before he deploys so my daughter and I will personally deliver the quilt to him.  Flights and hotel are booked.  We will spend just over a week in San Diego and be on the pier when the ship leaves the dock!  I am crying now, can’t imagine what that day will be like but I am so very proud of him.  I’m also grateful that he is doing something that he enjoys.

Between these two projects and my day job, the screen door is surely slammin’. 

What has been keeping you busy?