As a child, it fascinated me and I tried my best, my very best, to be magicked. Believe me, I was so ready for Narnia.
In this quilt I wanted to inspire imaginations by capturing that same sense of a boat sailing right out of the quilt and into the room.
I used a deep red water-marked fabric as a narrow accent border to pick up the warmer colours in the boat and to contrast with all the lucious sea blues.
I would like to share with you what the fabric was but I have truly no idea which is a shame as I love it dearly and I’m down to the very last scrappy INCH.
This quilt was fun to make with its choppy patchwork border, flying geese units and machine appliqué. It’s a great stash busting project for a child’s room.
I used so many shades of blue in this quilt and I love the depth and interest the different fabrics give. My three kids ADORED the little fish on the wall hanging. These two were my favourites!
I outline quilted the appliqué and free motion quilted swirls and curls to add lots of movement to the central ship design.
I noted with interest that free motion quilting no longer reduces me to a gibbering mess of abject TERROR, which just shows that practice really does work. Dear Readers, here I offer you not only sewing patterns but also veritable PEARLS OF WISDOM.
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