Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Wooden Ships on the Water, Very Free and Easy


Wooden Ships
It's a flimsy
36 x 48


A few years ago...or was it last year?...I was making one block a month using the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month for sails.  I got as far as seven blocks and then quit making them. I guess I stashed them away and forgot I was making them.  Anyway, a few weeks ago I found them and made the five blocks necessary to complete a top. 

I had the backing stored with the blocks so I wouldn't use it for something else.  Usually I find something for a backing only after I complete a top.   

I know a couple of people who will be grandparents soon so this will go to them when finished. 

And that's why getting this finished will be August's OMG (One Monthly Goal). 


21 comments:

Linda said...

How funny I only saw his block again on someone else's blog the other day and it reminded me of your ship blocks. It's another of your ideas squirreled away in my head. The different fabric boats and seas are great.

Julierose said...

Lovely ship blocks--hubster loves boats--hmmmm....hugs, Julierose

Quilting Babcia said...

What a fun finish this will be for the new grandparents! Love it!

gayle said...

I had forgotten about your ships - they're wonderful! (And now I'm wondering what I did with all my itty bitty boats...)

em's scrapbag said...

Love your ship blocks. This quilt is on my bucket list. Hopefully some day soon it will make it to the top.

Karrin Hurd said...

I wondered why I liked that block so much, was going to go copy the pattern and then realized I had a UFO with the same pattern. Love your top!

---"Love" said...

The new grandparents will be sailing new seas of life with a new grandchild and the lovely ship quilt you have made for them. ---"Love"

beth s said...

So much to love about this quilt.

audrey said...

I've never been a fan of sailboat quilts, but you're making me rethink things! Love the blue backgrounds especially!

Susan said...

A great goal for August, which I think of typically as a boating month. I like the fabrics you used, and the whole overall beauty of this quilt. Lucky grandparents, on all counts! Thanks for the QC link. I get lost on there if I don't have a direct link, and spend hours playing and downloading. LOL

Janie said...

Congratulations, it's a flimsy!
And, yes, a great August quilt. The colors are perfect with with the right amount of contrast.

Pamela Arbour said...

I love the colors and the blue background. I need to make a few more masculine quilts like that.

mangozz said...

That's so cute Cathy! What a nice surprise to find a baby quilt that's almost finished when you need one soon, and the backing with it! Are you lucky or what?

Louise said...

It should come as no surprise that I'm always looking for boat themed fabrics. That backing is great! I've never seen that one before. Is it a quilting fabric? It's very, very hard to find boat fabrics/blocks/quilts that aren't sailboats. Your sailboat blocks are very nice; I wish I could find a power boat block. Maybe I'll have to design one.

Teresa said...

Love the quilt and the colorful sails.

Cathy said...

Gotta love those awesome boats! Ships. A perfect babyquilt! (And the song is an all-time fave of mine from my favorite band. Great name!)

Patty said...

Great quilt top! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Oh ow sweet!! I love that one - and it will be such a nice gift!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Fun quilt and the backing is perfect!!

Debi said...

I love all of your quilts!

Emily said...

I've actually been looking for a ship block, so this timing is perfect! Really like your ships!