Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Preppy Forever

I haven't made a quilt in forever but friends of ours from the sailing club are having a baby and I couldn't resist making something special for them.  I was looking for something quick and easy that I could pull together in my makeshift studio with the limited supply of fabrics I had on hand.  This one was so good the first time I decided to do it again.

I changed it up a bit this time and made the stripes 8 1/2" wide but otherwise it's the same construction as Murray.  The backing is a plaid seersucker I had in my stash and it gives this quilt such a fun texture and makes it a feel a bit more nautical.  It quilted up nicely so I'll definitely be checking my stack of seersuckers when pulling backings.  

He's just so adorable and the 12 wt. Aurifil really makes the quilting pop.

He made quite a splash at the baby shower.  We can't wait to meet our newest little sailor!

Quilt Stats:
Finished quilt is 42" x 56"
Pattern: Based on Preppy the Whale by the fabulous Elizabeth Hartman.
Fabrics: FSDS Winter White and Navy.  
Backing and Binding: Red, white and blue plaid from stash.
Batting: Quilter's Dream Cotton
Thread: Aurifil  50wt and 12wt in White (2024) and Midnight (2745)