40 x 60
Machine quilted on my DSM
(Sorry for the blurry photo - it was a windy day)
This quilt started out a long time ago with a couple of blocks (those sailboat Happy Blocks) I pulled out of a pile of some Sunshine Online Quilt Guild block lotto winnings. I felt I could build a separate quilt around those two blocks and used the rest of the lotto winnings in other quilts. I put the Happy Sailboats in a box along with some blue scraps I had on hand. As time passed I would throw any blue scraps that represented sea or sky into the box. Then one day I had the making of a quilt. So I made it.
I usually make my donation quilts for QBB or WAS 40 x 60 so kept that in mind as I built the quilt. I first made that 12 inch Sailboat Block with rainbow sails for the center of the quilt to go with the two Happy Blocks. Then I...
...made a couple of Sawtooth Star blocks for the sky section of the quilt.
Then I just added the scrappy bits and pieces chunk by chunk, piece by piece, bit by bit to the appropriate section of the quilt - either sea or sky.
As you can see I quilted the sky section with loops and stars on my DSM.
I quilted the sea section with waves.
The backing is pieced. The bottom piece of clouds and moon I picked it up from the thrift store quilt a while ago. The top piece of outer space fabric is a left over piece of 100% cotton sheet I had picked up from the thrift store and used on another quilt.
Sewing for charity so linking up to: