Sailboat Quilt Project

One of the hardest things about going traveling by sailboat is missing your dear friends and family.  Barbara Kiehn is one friend I will especially miss.  She and I have collaborated on many award winning quilts over the years, long time blog readers may remember a few of them:

carlainthegarden41egypt6baby tulip2


I decided that Ethan needs a new quilt for his new cabin berth, but time is short, so I asked Barb to help me design and put it together.  Yesterday was our work day at her house, and we were able to finish the sailboat blocks.  Of course, there is more work to do on this scrappy, red, white and blue quilt, so I will work on it whenever I can get a free minute.

Here are a picture of the blocks only, today I cut and fuse the flags at the top of the mast like shown in the top left block:

Sailboat block in progress

Barb and decided to make these topsy turvy sailboats, plus there will be scrappy pieced sashings in between each block.  Here is a sample from Barb’s quilt for what topsy turvy setting looks like:


So that is my WIP sailboat project for the boat.  Thank you shout out to Barb for her help, lunch yesterday, and for being such a wonderful friend.   Regards, Carla

4 thoughts on “Sailboat Quilt Project

  1. Итану повезло, у него будет красивое и весёлое новое одеяло. Сотрудничество и дружба делают нашу жизнь счастливее!!!

  2. what a great friend and cute block! The sashing fabric is PERFECT for that watery wavy feeling! Ethan is going to love it… (my computer is trying to autocorrect ‘sashing’! Seems they think SLASHING is a better choice! Guess this computer is not fluent in quilting. hehehehehe)

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