Friday, October 9, 2015

Fleet Week

The fleet has landed!  I had some very minor surgery this week and while the actual procedure was a total peel me off the ceiling horror show the recovery has actually been a breeze.  And so, my carefully blocked out convalescence turned into a sewing marathon.  For two blissful days (I did get some really awesome happy pills!) I had nothing to do but sew up sailboat blocks and binge watch Gilmore Girls.

Once I figured out the cutting plan putting these blocks together was a breeze...  And ripping out all that paper was very therapeutic:-)

The setting was what originally drew me to this design.  I love the way the boats nest together and create a wavy look.  Words can't describe how much I love this one, and that's not just the happy pills talking;-)

Now that I've added the borders it's huge but I wanted it to fit on Dex's bed.  That's what I get for giving my kids queen sized beds:-)  This one is definitely too big to quilt on my Bernina so I really need to get some longarm time scheduled.  My TBQ pile is running over!

Linking up to the fabulous Finish it Up Friday by Crazy Mom Quilts.

12 comments:

  1. It looks great! Have a speedy recovery.

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  2. What great therapy that quilt is. It's absolutely beautiful. The colours are just perfect and that border is inspired - so dramatic. Hope you're fully recovered very soon. I can't get over how close our names are!

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  3. I really like this. Might be adding it to my to-do list. Husband is from a sailing family.

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  4. Love the sailboats, really nice work.

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  5. Oh, oh -- I love your sweet boats and your choice in TV viewing while sewing. I watched all of Gilmore Girls over the summer. I'm on to rewatching all of Buffy the Vampire Slayer now. : )

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  6. Very nice indeed - hope you are well recovered by now.

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  7. Yes, love sail boats!!!!! Hope you are recovering quickly. You've inspired me to try this one! I also love sweet water fabrics. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. I really love this and I'm glad the recovery went so smoothly. Enjoy those happy pills :)

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  9. That quilt is too cute! Glad you are recovering well. Kat @ katandcatquilts.blogspot.com

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  10. That quilt is too cute! Glad you are recovering well. Kat @ katandcatquilts.blogspot.com

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  11. Hope you are recovering well! But what a fantastic way to convalesce! Beautiful!!

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