Nautical Quilt

Nautical quilt finish!

Sailing in Annapolis Maryland

My Aunt Grier

I just finished this nautical quilt.  Specially made for my Aunt Grier who lives on the water in Annapolis Maryland.  The inspiration came from Ashley's blog, Film in the Fridge.  Her easy tutorial is located here.  I was searching for something nautical but nothing that looked too sailboat like.  I wanted it to be subtle and this quilt did just that.  I got some fabric to match her living room chairs and then pulled those colors into the quilt throw.  The outcome was perfect.  I embellished with pearl cotton on the top by stitching through to the batting.  I used a chain stitch to create a rope-like effect that was flying the sails.  The backing was added after all the chain stitching was completed.  I did the quilting by hand, hence, the lap size. 

The color theme I took from her chairs.

We couldn't decide, where to put the quilt.....ottoman or couch? 
Hmmmm, I like both!

close up on couch

I appliqued shoe laces onto a few of the triangles before stitching them together to make it appear as ropes on a sailboat. 
the back

How about outside on the deck?
Looks inviting with my favorite flowers! 

Full view of front

Full view of back

my quilt label


Nana B said…
Very nice finish - your aunt is a lucky woman.
Gene Black said…
The quilt looks great and your photos really show it off well.
Frog Quilter said…
Spectacular finish. Love it.
Trish said…
Beautiful Job! Love the back of the quilt as well!
Jocelyn said…
Beautiful quilt Stephanie!
Loris said…
This is really fun! Love the flags! she's going to love such a sweet gift from a favorite niece.
Linda said…
Your aunt is one lucky woman. The color match with the room is right on!
Stephanie, you really did a wonderful job on all aspects of this quilt! It fits into her room perfectly. Looks really pretty in all its other poses, too.
Vesuviusmama said…
It is beautiful! The back is so pretty, it could be a front!
Cindy said…
What a beautiful quilt! I love the variation in colors - so bright and happy. The inscription is such a nice touch - what an heirloom!
Dotti said…
Do you sell the pattern for the nautical quilt? I would love to make it but am not smart enough to figure out how to do it without a pattern. Thanks for your reply.

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