Friday, February 15, 2013

Ship Shape

Ta-dah!  The shirt quilt top is D-U-N, done.

(Anyone remember the scene from O Brother when the kid is going to R-U-N-N-O-F-T, like his mama, Mrs. Hogwallup, up and did?  F-U-N-N-Y.)

Anyway.  I finished this one and have decided not to border it, remembering that the thing that attracted me to the inspiration quilt pictured in Country Living magazine was its simplicity.  It will, however, get a red binding of some sort.  Eventually.

This is called a sailboat block, but I must be a blockhead because I don't really see sailboats.  What I see more resembles battleships or aircraft carriers, or maybe funny hats.  Mileage may vary, and all that, I suppose.

It's made from recycled men's shirts and measures about 72 x 64, which is a good throw quilt size for our lanky household.

Linking to:
Link A Finish Friday at Richard and Tanya Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

24 comments:

Janine said...

I LOVE this. Such beautiful, restful fabrics :)

Diane said...

Love it! Love the colors and the print, love it all!

Pam said...

Love it! So clean and crisp. I'm not sure that sailboats are the first thing that I see either. But maybe the blue and white makes it nautical...

I love your recycling! So much better than plastics and aluminum cans.

blessings,
pam

Elizabeth said...

L-O-V-E, love it. You do such a beautiful job; corners matched, seams pressed flat, patterns matched. Nicely done!

I love O Brother. F-U-N-N-Y stuff. Who knew? George Clooney can act.

xo -E

Stella Nemeth said...

I loved that quilt when you posted about it earlier, and I love it now!

Karen Black said...

Fantastic combo of color and pattern.
Sheer perfection!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

That's a beautiful quilt

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

It's bona fide and a keeper!

Yes, we've seen this movie more than a few times:)

Anyway, I adore this quilt, no matter what the blocks resemble. The reds really add some zing.

Shay said...

BEAUTIFUL! It looks fantastic.

I see sailboats with upside down sails...so I get the "you dont really see sailboats " thing.

Im clapping and cheering for your finish.

Marti said...

Your quilt turned out great. I don't really see sailboats either. It kind of resembles the ones kids make out of wood scraps to float down the gutter, but I'm with you. It looks more like a battleship.

Tabatha said...

OMG P, I love it!!! It's so perfect, so beautiful, I am in love!!!

Mom Wald said...

Red binding?! That is it, you are officially the "Queen of Quilting"!

GardenofDaisies said...

I LOVE your shirt/ship quilt! (Can you say that five times fast?)

thea said...

wow! it turned out great!

Karen said...

Love! It looks so great!

LynCC said...

WHOOP WHOOP! This is fantastic! I love the idea of red binding without borders. It's going to be really delightful.

Allison said...

I don't see sailboats, either. But I do see a fantastic quilt top! a red binding will add just the right touch of zing, I think. great quilt :)

Sara said...

Soo crisp with a clear rugged vibe.

Kevin the Quilter said...

It turned out unbelievably cool! Awesome!

Pokey said...

It is Perfect! great vision to reality, Miss P! Aren't you glad you completed this top? The O, Brother quotes made me smile. Once upon a time, I wore the soundtrack out, I loved its music ~
:-}pokey

Teresa Nance said...

This is awesome! I really like this and you did a great job! Visiting from Richard and Tanya Quilts.

Jo said...

Yes!! Another idea for a great guy quilt. I love sewing with shirts. Great job.

hafza said...

This is gorgeous! I really love this...thanks for sharing:)

Shabby Marilyn said...

Fabulous job, bad sailboats I agree, but love the block and quilt. Sometimes the names for blocks make no sense! Talented girl! I have done a baby quilt with the real sailboat looking block, it's on my Pinterest. I am pinning yours! I have been saving older cotton printed shirts from my husbands rack for years, don't tell!
Take care

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