Monday, 26 August 2013

Out To Sea




On one of my very quick trips into the Quilt Shop in Tuam last year, I saw this fabulous range (not the tea cups and jugs, though I really love that too) called "Out to Sea".  It's adorable with pirates, pirate ships, portholes and stripes!  I didn't have a clue what to make with them when I picked them up, just knew I had to own them! 

I wanted something easy, something that would give me instant gratification.  I was chatting about this with a friend who popped in today with 2 of her kids for a cuppa, we agreed that with alot of crafts, we love to be able to start something and finish it in a sitting and be able to sit back and enjoy looking at it, using it or gifting it, knowing "I made that" but you don't get that too often with quilting.  You might finish a block, maybe even a simple quilt top but then you have to baste and quilt it which can take just as long so once in a while, it's nice to get that little bit of instant gratification!

I decide to go with a very simple but easy block that we had learned for our Sample Quilt ....... It's typically a corner block but I did it four times and joined it together.  I just knew my son would love it.........

A few friends thought it would be nice as a wall hanging.......but that just wasn't "instant enough" for me so I went with a cushion cover and I was right, he loved it!  He squirreled it away into his bedroom, up onto his highsleeper and the only time I catch a glance of it is when I'm changing his sheets.  It's all wrinkled from use but he loves it and that's what matters (it helps that it's filled with an overstuffed 24" super squishy cushion).
Pics won't turn up the right way for me but you get the idea!

I just thought I'd share this past project with you as I'm still plodding away with the hand-quilting of my seaside quilt.......I'm so close to finishing that I want to keep at it but I don't want to bore you with more pics of it just yet!



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6 comments:

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Love the cushion, it's just gorgeous!

Naptime Stitching said...

Thanks Sarah! Hoping to do a red, white & blue boat theme in my twins room soon.......might get to use more of this fabric. I LOVE it!

ramekinsandprettythings said...

Love it...your so clever!naomiWalsh

Em Davies xx said...

Gorgeous!! Love the nautical theme for boys. I also get ya with the instant gratification... it's probably why I don't craft much :/ you inspire me. Cushion covers.. hmmm. Em xx

Naptime Stitching said...

Oh give it a blast Emma! You would love it and I know you'd produce some funky stuff for little T!!

Naptime Stitching said...

Oh Naomi - I'm such an amateur after checking out your blog, it's just briliant!!! Totally in awe! Just gotta figure out how to follow you - might inspire me to feed the family properly! xx