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
Sailfish (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’.