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Friday, May 16, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Welcome to my entry to the Spring 2014 Blogger's Quilt Festival - the Spinnaker Quilt!

This quilt was a work of love, my Christmas present to my dad for Christmas 2013 (over 5 months ago already - can you believe it?)

The inspiration for this quilt was a brightly colored spinnaker on a racing sailboat.  My dad actually requested this quilt, and when dad requests something like this, I make it.  He wanted it to have yellow, green, red and be bright and cheerful.  I like to think I met his requests.

Spinnaker Quilt

Each of the 238 rectangles in this quilt are 2 inches by 7.5 inches finished size.  I used a variety of fabrics and tan linen to allow the eye a place to rest.

The quilting is an allover design of rounded rectangles, with the goal of softening up the hard rectangles while keeping it masculine.

Spinnaker Quilt

The back is pieced with the linen and anchor fabric to make the backing wide enough to fit the quilt.  

Spinnaker Quilt

  The quilt roll shows the grey crosshatch binding.  

Spinnaker Quilt

This quilt measures 68.5 by 53 inches, which is 243 inches around - just barely a large quilt category.  A little more in process information can be found in my original entry on this Spinnaker Quilt.  

Thanks for visiting from Amy's Creative Side!

- Heather

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10 Comments:

At May 16, 2014 at 10:45 AM , Blogger sonia said...

Such a nice quilt, beautiful colour choice! And the binding looks amazing too. Your father must be happy and proud!

 
At May 16, 2014 at 3:14 PM , Blogger Cille said...

I eye so many fabric favourites in your quilt. Your colors are wonderful :)

 
At May 16, 2014 at 4:12 PM , Blogger Annabella said...

It's a lovely quilt - such a pretty colour palette. Anything with navy gets my vote :-)

 
At May 17, 2014 at 12:21 AM , Blogger Kat said...

I remember this quilt from when you first posted it, and I still love it! It's perfect for a sailing fan. The colors are soooo good.

 
At May 17, 2014 at 9:14 AM , Blogger Donna McDermott said...

Love your colour and fabric choices. Gorgeous.

 
At May 17, 2014 at 9:17 AM , Blogger Jade Prosser said...

Love the quilting! The quilt is gorgeous and I your dad must love it!

 
At May 17, 2014 at 11:25 PM , Blogger CitricSugar said...

Beautiful job!

 
At May 19, 2014 at 1:12 AM , Blogger Kim said...

What a wonderful gift for your dad. The quilt is beautiful.

 
At May 19, 2014 at 9:17 AM , Blogger MaterialGirlQuilts said...

I love this quilt and think your dad has a great sense of color with those choices :)
Amanda

 
At May 22, 2014 at 11:05 AM , Blogger Ольга Романив said...

Wow! So beautiful! I love it! Excellent!

 

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