Monday, May 6, 2013

Sail Away

Hey, it's me, still quilting...which is not really a surprise considering my previous post!

I've been exploring all the tutorials on Missouri Star Quilt Company's YouTube Channel!  They have some awesome tutorials and ideas for precut fabric!

I really loved this Sailboat Tutorial they put up awhile ago.  They used a line from Tula Pink and I just couldn't get it out of my head!  Missouri Star made a quilt and even though I love it I wanted to use the sailboats on a much smaller scale.  This is what I came up with!:

I started with 2 sailboats sewn together.  I knew I either wanted to make a wall hanging or a table runner so the finished project couldn't be too big.  I decided that the boats need something more that just sewing them together so I started making blue half square triangles.  I wanted to use them to make a chevron pattern beneath the sailboats to mimic waves.

I started to use 10 inch squares from a layer cake but I soon discovered that the half square triangles would make a way too big chevron for my little boats.  I cut down the 10 inch squares into 5 inch squares and made much smaller half square triangles.

I arranged the chevron pattern and voila!: WAVES!

It still needs to be quilted and bound but I'm pretty happy with how it came out.  I think it will look great in someone's beach or nautical themed home!  I absolutely love chevron and have enough of the Tula Pink fabric to make a full on chevron lap quilt.  Stay tuned for that!

Wishing you big waves and an artful day,


  1. Love It All! The waves and the boats are perfect together. Along with Tula's fabric. I think your tide has come in--If you know what I mean! The blogs new look is Wonderful.

  2. Thanks Helen! This was definitely fun! I'm happy with how they turned out, perfect for the summer season! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Great job, this came out so perfect, the waves really made this quilt extra special! I love it! Thanks for the tutorial on how to do this too, that was very sweet and kind of you to take the time out to share with the rest of us!