I found this great old quilt top upstate a while ago.
Unfortunately a lot of it is too damaged to sew but I love the colors and prints and there is enough for a couple boats and ships.
The pattern for this ship evolved out of my fabric sailboat pattern as I was revising it a little before teaching the boat making class at Squam. It’s just about complete now and I’ll photograph it later this week. There is a little gentleman sailor captain.
I ‘m pleased with the shape and I’ve already begun another ship in a kind of grayish hibiscus color that’s been on my mind lately.
thought you might like to see what my friend jessica wilson (scrumdillydilly) did with a vintage quilt top she inherited — awning for an 8 year-old’s birthday party!:
Oh so lovely. Love the faded gorgeousness of those quilt colours.
The little white owl is adorable, almost ready to set sail! Where did you find the quilt? The fabrics are lovely, especially the striped pieces.
You always know how bet to use these old fabrics. Yeah, I love the owl with his striped breast. Looking forward to seeing the ships.