Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ahoy Matey Quilt


With me having little girls, it's pretty rare to see me sewing for a little boy... but one of my friends just had her very first baby boy last week and I couldn't resist making the new little guy a quilt.

I can't even tell you how much I love this Ahoy Matey fabric by Michael Miller . When I saw that it had a panel and that it was so darling, I knew that I wanted to try making a quilt using a panel. Usually I am not a huge fan of panel quilts, but this one may have changed my mind. 

To make it, I used one panel (which is the main part of the quilt with the ship and waves on it), and then I used the Navy Stay the Course fabric for the side sashing, and Dumb Dot in Clementine for the prairie points, Clementine Ship Shape for the binding, and then Quarter Dot in Midnight for the backing. 

I have been wanting to try doing prairie points on a quilt and I felt like this was the perfect quilt for it. I found an awesome tutorial for continuous prairie points on Sew Take a Hike. It was such an easy tutorial to follow! Love how they turned out!

As soon as I saw the panel for this quilt, I knew that I wanted to hand stitch along the outlines of everything. I love the way it looks around the waves, clouds, and boat. Once I washed it and dried it, oh my goodness!! I was in love... it was a tad bit hard to part with this lovely quilt. ha ha

But lucky me... I happened to buy two panels and have just enough leftover fabric to make myself this exact quilt- should a little bundle of blue pop up into my future.... And if not, I am sure I can find a loving home for such a darling little quilt- don't ya think? :) 

Happy Sailing!
xoxo, Ashley



25 comments:

  1. That is so cute! Love the hand stitching!

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  2. That is gorgeous! You did a fantastic job, Ashley! I love the ombre waves and the little boat - too cute!

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  3. Oh my gosh!!!! Awesome and so adorable:):) beautiful quilting!!

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  4. wow, this is freaking incredible! I love it! i am totally inspired!

    Bethany
    @ thesepiapuppy.blogspot.com

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  5. Adorable! I never would have thought to add prairie points. What a perfect touch...just love it!

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  6. This quilt wants me to have a baby!!!

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  7. Adorable!!! The prairie points look so effective. I'm sure you'll have no trouble finding a home for the second quilt.

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  8. Oh my goodness. It's adorable Ash!!!

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  9. Beautiful!! very well done, I love it!

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  10. Ok. Two things....

    1. We need to become friends in real life.
    2. I need to start having babies.

    Beautiful quilt!!!

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  11. This looks great! I love the panel and that you did the stitching! Adorable!

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  12. This is stunning as usual Ashley, love all the details!

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  13. really cool! such a lovely quilt.

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  14. Wow! This is gorgeous! I'm super impressed at this panel quilt. And the detail on it is wonderful!

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  15. Love it! Caught my eye straight away!!

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  16. Fantastic! Absolutely fun and just LOVE Those waves - O'hoy me hearty from Tasmania Australia!

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  17. LOVE this quilt!! All of that handwork make this quilt out of this world special. I also really love the prairie points. I am generally pretty intimidated with quilting but I am pinning this and maybe someday I will recreate something for a friend. Either way it's eye candy until that day ;)

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  18. I just found this quilt, and I wanted to attempt it myself. However, I'm not seeing yardages for any of the fabrics (other than the panel, obviously). Please let me know how much of each I should order to be able to replicate this amazing design! My email is jess.m.hartman@gmail.com

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  19. That is the cutest quilt!!!! I've never seen anything like that! LOVE it!

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I honestly love reading every single one! If you have a question you would like answered- be sure to include your email so that I can get back to you!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!
xoxo, Ashley