Here's the second quilt I finished last month: Ahoy Mateys!
Many years ago I purchased an odd roll of pirate fabrics. They weren't any "known" cuts, just left over fabrics at a quilt store. I let them marinate for a
few many years and finally decided to put them in a twist and turn setting. Except, I couldn't get a very big piece out of each because through the years I used some in Happy Quilt blocks. I purchased the embroidery design set called A Pirate's Life from Designs by Juju. (Yikes, there is a sale going on there this month -- 12 sets for $12. I don't get anything if you choose to shop there, I just like their designs, especially for my grands.) I added 4 embroidered designs to go with the pirate fabric. I love it!
I was a bit nervous when I quilted it because I thought the quilting might look bad over the embroidery. No, not bad at all. I used a stipple pattern included with my robotics.
Here are a few close ups:
Here are two of the embroidered blocks. I used the same blue print on the back and as the binding.
Normally, I would donate this to a NICU to be given to a premature baby. Except, I really like it. So I'm thinking of putting it away for a future great grandchild. Is that too weird? My grands run from age 10 to 4 so we aren't talking about anyone getting this very soon. (I'm pretty sure my children are through having babies.) What do you think? Does it make sense to start a small stash of quilts for future greats?
I'm linking up with a few parties today. Check out Needle and Thread Thursday, Can I Get a Whoop! Whoop!, Beauties Pagent #93, and Finished or Not Friday. I think that will keep all of us busy seeing what is new! I hope you can relax with a cuppa and see what folks are working on.
And, just a fun image at the end:
It's a UPC made into a bear. I just laughed when I saw this one. It's on a package of Bear Bites from Kodiak Cakes. (A different take on Animal Crackers.) The cookies were supposed to look like a bear paw, a bear face and side facing complete bear. Unfortunately, they don't really look like the picture on the package. But they are pretty good cinnamon graham crackers.
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie