Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sailor's Quilt - Recap

promise this is the last post about the quilt I made for my son’s bed on his Navy ship.  I want to share just a few of the details with you.

White-on-white seashell background and the Navy Mini Anchors border fabric is from Timeless Treasures Fabrics of SoHo.  The yellow sashing fabric is Artisan Spirit Shimmer by Deborah Edwards of Northcott.

The embroidery designs are from Anita Goodesign’s Nautical collection.  You can see a close up of the individual blocks here

Some blocks stitched out beautifully…

 Some proved to be a challenge… do you see the issue with the compass? (Don't worry, I found a work around)

 There was some “un” sewing

Then I had to prove that those titanium needles WILL break!

My friend worked her quilting magic.

Small stippling around the embroidery designs with wavy swirls in the sashing

Stars and “USA” in the navy border

Would I do it again??????

For my Sailor…ABSOLUTELY!

The Quilt Label

After all of that, I never got a picture of him and the quilt.  I delivered it to him when we went to San Diego in May.

Fair Winds and Following Seas...


Tanya Quilts in CO said...

What a great Mom! That will be like a piece of home on his bunk. Awesome!

Vicky Hunt said...

I just love it Jeanna! I know your sone will feel like he's getting a hug from you everytime he wraps up in it...:) Would you mind telling me what size the quilt is overall and the squares. I think that size would be perfect for my daughter's quilt. Of course, hers won't be nearly as professional looking but I hope that it will bring her comfort when she is homesick and missing us...:) Thanks and have a happy Wednesday!

Kim said...

This is such a wonderful gift for your son. Life as a sailor can be hard at times especially during deployment.

Kathie said...

Beautiful and fantastic quilt made with so much love and pride!

Needled Mom said...

That turned out so nicely. The photos were great, except for the broken needle one! OUCH.

Dogwood Lane Rambles said...

Your son's quilt is fantastic! What a wonderful gift of love he can wrap up in far from home. You did a beautiful job, I'm curious about the scallop edge tot hose white blocks, do tell me how you achieved that.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Gorgeous quilt lovingly made for your son!
What a perfect dedication Quilt.
I thank him for his service to our country!

Abby and Stephanie said...

My comment was eaten! I'm sure even the trip to the ER was worth it. :o) Such a special quilt and handmade from the heart. No doubt he'll feel close to home each time he settles down for the evening.

Carrie P. said...

The quilt is wonderful! Were they able to get the needle out of your finger? Ouch!