Sail Away


One of those quilts that I felt so-so about.  But it does feel good to finish it up, since it was sitting on the pile for a long time!

I really do love this pattern, or style, whatever.  I've made it before, both here and here.  I really think it's a nice way to use a charm pack that doesn't look so much like a charm pack quilt.  I think it has a nice vintagey look to it.


I think the reason I'm feeling slightly blah about this one is that I ran out of the cream colored solid.  (Robert Kaufman muslin)  So, rather than order more and wait two more weeks, I just eeked it out with what I had. I think this design looks best with more white space between the boats, and also a much wider white border.  That way the boats look like they're floating peacefully and not crammed in.


It was made with a Hometown by Sweetwater charm pack, muslin for the background, Moda Bella Stone for the backing with the leftover charms running along the side of the back to make it wide enough.


This binding fabric is one that I love, love LOVE.  I had to go restock from Hawthorne Threads cause I was so scared of running out.  It's kind of a hand drawn grayish black stripe on cream and it makes a stunning binding.  There's a couple yards left here!

18 comments:

  1. Yes, that really is a fabulous binding! I also like the simple quilting you've chosen. Makes me want to go finish a quilt!

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  2. I love the softness of the all those fabrics together. The binding is awesome! And sold out. Hawthorne should send you a commission check.

    I was reading along about the smaller white space, and all I could think of was maybe they're boats in the Harbor... lined up and ready for their next adventure. : )

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  3. I've looked around the web quite a bit for inspiring charm pack quilts and this one is by far my favorite by far. I like that it doesn't look like a charm pack quilt - usually when I see charm quilts I feel like they all look the same. Yours is so pretty and creative. :)

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  4. Love that vintagey look - those boats aren't crammed in they are getting ready for the race to start!

    Never liked boats as a block until I saw this! Going to look at your other ones now!

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  5. I think the binding fabric is gone. :( It sure is the perfect binding for this quilt.

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  6. This quilt is just lovely. I love this quilt pattern for boys and have been meaning to make one for my third son for a long time. Yours is beautiful.

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  7. Your quilts are so beautiful! This one is adorable, I really love the pattern.

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  8. It's brilliant, I love this charm pack, the colours are so restful.

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  9. I like how crinkly it is! And the colors are beautiful ... so soft and restful!

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  10. It's gorgeous. I'm always wary of straight line quilting... I never think the lines are straight enough. Yours are just perfect though. Very beautiful.

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  11. Can I just tell you I Love this quilt!? I've sketched it out to make with one of my many charm packs in my stash. I love it out of Hometown! Is it ok with you if I copy you? Thanks.

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  12. Could you please share where to find the pattern. I would love to make this.

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  13. Love this quilt...so calming. It has given me an idea about what to do with a surprise stash of men's cotton shirt fabric that came my way:) Thanks for the inspiration.

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  14. Thank you for including the names of the fabrics - thank you so much!!! :) Love your work... :)

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