Friday, August 30, 2013

Whatever Floats Your Boat

Jane is a nautical soul and loves to be by or on the water. No surprise then that she would find a way to create these charming little boats. The trick is that she used collars and cuffs from men's shirts (thank you Martin) when designing her creations.

Aren't they just wonderful? They are about 6" - 7" tall and are a jaunty collection that looks like it's ready to hit the high seas. Love those polka dots!

Notice how she's also used the shirt labels? And I love the string of tiny sails. All those stripes and plaids and dots - it just makes you smile.

She's not quite sure where/how to use them yet but is toying with hanging them on a rattan room divider in the guest bedroom at the cottage.

One of these days I suspect that she will have a sailboat quilt in the works. Maybe Sailing, Sailing from Hollyhock Quilts...wonderful pinwheels, and don't you just love the waves?

Or this one - Crazy Sails from The Buggy Barn. I like the Ocean Waves border on the blocks that make up the sashing strips.

Or how about this great little block with ric rac for the waves that I found on Amanda's blog? It's from Glenna Hailey's book, Sugar Sack Quilts. I think that it's the Sailing, Sailing block from above.

Lots and lots of fun possibilities as we start looking at summer in the rear view mirror....M


Anonymous said...

I'm just waiting for a baby boy to make one of those sailboat quilts! Thanks for posting my sailboats. Had lots of fun making them...they float my boat! jane

Schulz Family said...

Wow these are fantastic. I love them.

libbyquilter said...

what a cute filled post this is~!!
love the boats and wouldn't they make a cute banner/bunting~!?
that ric rac makes fun waves and both of those boat quilts are awesome too. i think i want to go sailing now. lol