Friday, 17 January 2014

Nautical Flags Quilt

A while ago I designed a quilt for the new Nautical line from Makower which looked something like this.


My friend Jane Davidson from QuiltJane  used her EQ skills to turn my drawing into this.


Last week the fabrics arrived on my doorstep.  


And, after a few days of tussling with them, they ended up looking like this.  I quilted it using a cream Aurifil 50wt in a diagonal cross hatch which gives the quilt a lovely uniform overall quilted texture without interfering with the simple shapes in the blocks.  


The perfect quilt for my imaginary New England beach house.  

35 comments:

  1. Lovely - boy , oh boy, but you are a speed demon in turning this around so quickly

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  3. love this quilt and can't believe how quickly you whipped it up!

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  4. I really love this quilt Lynne! It's so lovely and fresh!

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  5. That was fast! I love this!

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  6. Fun! How nice for a lake or beach house! Maybe if I make one, it will feel like I'm at one.

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  7. Ooh, maybe we're neighbors- I have an imaginary NE beach house as well, which I've decorated and redecorated a hundred times over thanks to Pinterest. LOVE this quilt! It really would be the perfect fit for a NE beach house!

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  8. Gorgeous - I love the colours and design. I lived in New England for 6 months and still have my imaginary cabin in the mountains for winter and my beach house for summer. Both need quilts! x

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  9. Oh, reminds me of dressing the ship (US Navy days)

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  10. Ooh - I love the color combo on this one!

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  11. You know Lynne....I am in New England and near the beach...if the quilt ever feels too out of place in England, you know where to send it ;) It's great. My sailboat loving husband would love it. Perhaps I will have to make a nautical flag quilt someday. It was a good design choice for this line.

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  12. Beautiful - and I love that beach hut fabric!

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  13. Oh wow that's gorgeous. I love the designs and the fabric.

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  14. Ooooh flagtastic! (Had to be said) x

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  15. love this one. great design and colours

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  16. Very nice! Now when are you moving to said imaginary location? You know, so we can plan to come and visit and go to the beach... ;o)

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  17. Beautiful! That quilt definitely belongs by the beach.

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  18. As a Navy Chaplain I really like this quilt. I decorate my office with quilts and they work well to add color. I did something similar in making flag block last spring to celebrate a naval holiday.

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  19. I enjoyed seeing some of the design steps! Lovely quilt. :-)

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  20. Oh Lynne, this just a perfect fit . Ticks all the boxes for me. So clever, as ever

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  21. I'm excited to see this one!

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  22. I made a nautical flags quilt a year or so ago & found it to be fun and cute! i used only 2 colors (yellow and gray) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/danetteriddle/8103708005/in/set-72157628793910315

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  23. Where did you get those beachy/nautical fabrics??? I love them!

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  25. Great quilt Lynne. If you ever tire of it in your imaginery beach house, maybe you can pass it on to me for my imaginery beach house?!

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  26. What a fantastic quilt, the design is just brilliant!!

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