Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Nautical Quilt



Today I'm sharing a quilt I made using the fabric line Nautical by Caskata ™ Artisanal Home for Riley Blake Designs.





The crisp red, white and blue fabric are a collection of all things nautical.



There's a mariner's compass print in the collection that was really my starting point for ideas when I started making the wall hanging. As you can see in the pictures I made a Mariner's Compass block for the center of the quilt.
I fussy cut mariner's compasses from the red print and added them to each patchwork border point. The patchwork border is a mix of the lobster, crab, and coastal chart print.




The print that has the ships on it is my favorite in all the colorways. It reminds me of the old ships you could tour at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. Which, for me, was always interesting as a kid.




I added some Riley Blake Linen as a background for the blocks to mimic sand. We've spent a lot of time at different beaches and my favorite will always be Assateague Island. There's nothing like crawling out of your tent in the morning and seeing wild horses a few feet away.




For the quilting I did a free-motion long stipple to mimic seaweed.



The crabs are a neat print, too. I'm a Maryland girl born and bred for the first part of my life and crabs always remind me of growing up having a crab feast every year ( with LOTS of Old Bay!!! ) so I decided to bind the quilt with the blue crabs print.



I'm really happy with the way this turned out. Now I have a red, white and blue quilt and, also, one that reminds me of fun times we've had through the years. A little sentimental but I just can't help it sometimes :)

Have a lovely week, friends!

Happy Sewing!

xo Erin

3 comments:

Danette said...

So awesome! I love all things nautical. I am currently piecing a "nautical-colored solids" quilt. It's a pretty long process, but I will enjoy seeing how it turns out.

KaHolly said...

The perfect quilt for these fabrics! Well done!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

There is something about the red, white and blue combination that is so fresh and arresting. This is a beautiful quilt!

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