Monday, October 26, 2015

Out to Sea

I had extra incentive to get this one finished up this week...  not only is it time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival but it was time for another Quilt Camp weekend in Scituate, the perfect backdrop for this nautical quilt.  

Last fall I fell in love with Stitched in Color's Penny Patch and decided it would be a great scrap buster.  I started with an Out to Sea fat quarter bundle and pulled all the rest from stash.  My original plan was just to make another lap quilt but then I decided to make it big enough for Audrey's bed so it grew...  and grew some more.

I went back and forth on quilting designs but in the end decided to keep it simple and just did straight-line quilting along the seam lines.   

 I scored enough of the sailing ship border print for the backing this summer at Marden's.  My genius friend Aimee had the brilliant suggestion to orient the top  border so that it will be right side up when turned down on a bed.

Thanks to my quilty peeps for all the quilt wrangling.  It's so awesome to have friends who will hazard gale force winds and trespassing for a photo shoot:-)

And a huge thank you to Amy for once again organizing the Blogger's Quilt Festival!!! I've entered this in the Large Quilts category.  Be sure to check out all of the amazing entries.

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side
And I get to cross this one off my list for the 2015 Finish Along hosted by On the Windy Side.  Check out the rest of Q4 finishes

Quilt Stats:
Finished quilt is 78" x 84"
Pattern: Adapted from the Penny Patch QAL hosted by Stitched in Color
Fabrics:  Out to Sea by Sarah Jane, Stash
Batting: Quilter's Dream Orient Bamboo
Thread: Aurifil 50wt. in Natural White (2021)


  1. Lovely! Out to Sea is still one of my all-time favorite fabric collections, it makes me smile every time I see it. You used it wonderfully here!

  2. This is such an adorable quilt! I love this fabric line and you used it perfectly!

  3. So beautiful! As you know, I love this pattern, and your fabric choices are gorgeous! Great photos of the south shore ocean!

  4. what a GREAT quilt! love the last photo with the light house!

  5. Lovely and the photo shoot with the sunset was meant to be. Great entry in the festival

  6. Awesome quilt! Looks like an awesome photoshoot, too!

  7. I love that shot with the setting sun... the colors are fantastic!