How happy am I? VERY!
No names announced yet so we are calling him Little Tex.
Surely such avid sailors would want a sailboat quilt. Wrong-o. She Who Wore White wants a lobster boat. Fortunately she sent several photos. I got busy sketching different ideas. When finalized, templates are drafted by overlaying tissue paper. Sometimes I draft in reverse; other times I turn the tracing paper over after drawing because the freezer paper templates are always the opposite direction.
|Lobster boat sketches and pattern.|
Next I pulled fabrics that might work. Way more than I finally used but it all came from my stash.
|Fabric possibilities for the lobster boat quilt|
The lighter blue and white print and the dotted blue mimic reflections of the boat on water. Originally I planned to piece the lobster buoy from several small pieces. Then I found a Balinese wax print that worked excellently - a yellow teardrop on dark blue.
|Piecing the lobster boat quilt|
|Piecing the center of the lobster boat quilt|
|Details of the lobster boat quilt|
I intended to improvisationally piece the back from the scraps (honest) but these fabrics dropped next to each other. Now he will always be wrapped in the loving arms of Texas... and me.
|Texas flag on the back of the Lobster Boat quilt.|
Lots of free motion quilting: still water, waves, stone houses, windshield, boards, and more. Even with all that quilting, it's still soft and cuddly once it was washed.
|Quilting details from the back of the Lobster Boat quilt.|
Size: 50"(H) x 51"(W)
Pattern: Original design
Batting: Mountain Mist Cream Rose 100% cotton
Thread: Metler and Auriful 50/2 cotton sewing threads, Metler Poly Sheen
Quilting: Free motion quilting
This post is linked to Finish it up Friday. Also, I'm joining several online friends and entering this quilt in the Blogger's Quilt Festival - Original Design category sponsored by Amy's Creative Side.
The next Ad Hoc Improv Quilters Linkup begins the Tuesday, October 27.
Enjoy the day,