June 22, 2016

Nautical News Custom Twin Quilt + Pattern

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My latest custom order is a twin quilt set using Seaworthy fabrics.  Because it has nautical fabrics and seems so, well, nautical, I named it Nautical News.  LOL!  I couldn't find a pattern or tutorial for the size of blocks I was after, so I wrote this one up as a full pattern which includes directions for 6 sizes from baby to king.  

The quilting is organic wavy lines on Mrs.Singer.  She and I got into the groove, and the waves look so nautical!!

My customer picked this pillow sham from the Shams With Style book.  I've said it before, and I'll say it again - this is the best quilting book I have ever purchased.  I've used it more than any quilting-related book I own.  It includes instructions for many different styles of pillow shams in 9 sizes.  Yes!  9 sizes for each pillow style!

The backing is the cutest sailboat print!  Note to self:  Think twice, cut once.  Directional fabrics are directional, after all!  Yep, I cut the backing going the wrong way after thinking once, not twice.

Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern:  Nautical News, a quilt pattern by Busy Hands Quilts.
  • Size:  Twin
  • Fabric:  Seaworthy and Kona White
  • Batting:  100% cotton
  • Backing:  Seaworthy
  • Quilting:  Organic wavy stitch on Mrs.Singer, my antique 31-15.
  • Binding:  Seaworthy red stripe
  • Value:  Won't you sail away with me?

Here's the cover of Shams With Style.

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Shannon said...

Those sail boats are the cutest! Thanks for the free pattern, Myra!

Jan @Cocoa Quilts said...

I love it. Thanks for the pattern!

Jan @Cocoa Quilts said...

Those are so cute. Thanks for the free pattern.

Susan said...

Pretty pretty pretty! Thanks for linking up at Midweek Makers

Deb Chimes said...

Great pattern, thanks! I am always looking for patterns that use 10 inch squares and can see myself trying this one soon.

Jen said...

Waves look great and love your choices of fabric. Great finish!

barbara woods said...

great for a boys quilt, i am making a sports quilt for my grandson

Anonymous said...

That is a wonderful pattern for those fabrics. I don't see anything wrong with the backing, though. Love the wavy lines for this quilt. Thank you so much for the free pattern.

Joyce said...

Thank you for the cute pattern. Can't wait to give it a try!

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

I love the contrast your waves create against the stripes. I find your quilt perfect for summer and vacations. :-)

Mad Cat Quilts said...

I love all things nautical! This is great!

AlidaP said...

The cutest pattern. Love the matching pillow too. Thanks for sharing!!

Christina said...

This is a cute quilt! I love the fabrics, perfect for the summer. I will have to look into your recommended book as I have never heard about it. Thank you!

Unknown said...

this is truly amazing work! Great job!

Come over to my link party and share this with everyone:
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Pam @Threading My Way said...

Love the wavy quilting - perfect for the nautical theme. A lovely quilt. Found via Freemotion by the River

Angie in SoCal said...

Such a great quilt pattern and quilt. The quilting is just right for it. So summery, too - I can feel the breeze through my hair as I sail around the bay. And it's free!