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A Finish on the Nautical Baby Quilt

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Here is the finished Nautical baby quilt.  I just love using my shed for photos, I think it looks so artsy.  The light is good there, too, as long as I don’t let the morning get away from me.

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I wish I had water around here for photographing.  I considered taking it over to our little reservoir and draping it over someone’s sailboat, but I refrained.

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Thank you to my friends who commented as I was working on this!  Sometimes I just don’t get back to you, but those are the times when I especially appreciate the encouragement.  This community is so great for that.  Yes, this was freeing and fun to work on, and I’m so glad to know it evokes sailing when you see it.  Here is another little quilt on the same theme that I really love.  It’s a wall hanging by Kat of Kat and Cat Quilts.  Wouldn’t both of these look great in the same nursery?

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The backing is an ABC print with the letters made from rope!

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I quilted it with Bottom Line (60 wt.) between all the blocks, then went back and did a grid of lines in bright yellow Sew Fine (30 wt.).  I liked the yellow thread.  It doesn’t have any sheen, which seemed appropriate for this quilt.

I wanted something “ropey” for the binding, but didn’t come up with anything, so I used more of the blue canvas print, and I’m happy with it.

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As always, I had plenty of help with both the quilting and the photography.

 

See more finishes at Finish It Up Friday on Crazy Mom Quilts.

Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

6 thoughts on “A Finish on the Nautical Baby Quilt

  1. Love that quilt. Baby is going to be delighted with your color choices.

  2. Beautiful! I love how you found the perfect backing to go with your top!

  3. Hi! Thanks for linking to my blog, I’m glad you like the mini. I really like your nautical quilt, especially all the bold, primary colors. Your kitty is adorable!! Kat.

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  5. Great finish! I love the colors you chose and the backing is perfect, too!

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