Wednesday, February 27, 2013

March - Lovely Year of Finishes

A Lovely Year of Finishes

Goal for March: Finish the all hands on deck quilt

This year is flying right by. I am two for two on completing my January and February goals. March is my most ambitious goal yet. So far I have...

Ze Fabrics. I am making a twin sized jungle paths quilt for a friend who is expecting her first baby very, very soon. This is a commissioned piece so she has been working with me along the way to pick out the pattern and fabrics. It has been a blast involving someone else in the design process. The pattern is designed by SewCraftyJess. I have used it before for the Simpatico Monsterz baby quilt. The center fabrics will be a combination of the All Hands on Deck blue/green colorway and fabrics collected from her friends and families. 

The "L" shaped blocks will be in various navy fabrics color weave (P&B textiles), medium chevron (Riley Blake), Ring toss in nayv (metro living) and the fleet (Seven Seas from Cloud 9 - glad I snagged this when I did because they are now out of print) The sashing is Kona ash.
Seriously adorable whales and sails.

Cut the fabrics

Started the blocks

I am still in the midst of assembling the last two pieces for the L-block assembly style. But I couldn't resist finishing just one block...

Left to do: Piece the blocks, assemble the top, assemble the back, quilt and bind. Let's get crackin.'

Linking up with freshly pieced on this wonderful WIP Wednesday and with LYoF March goal setting.


  1. Wow, that is a big goal for the month. But it looks like the hard part "little stuff" is done. And you're on a roll. Love your fabric choices. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great fabrics! Look forward to seeing the progress on the quilt. And way to be early, I still have to decide what my march finish will be.

  3. How adorable! This is going to be a great quilt.

  4. I love everything about this... the pattern... the fabrics... the idea. I can not wait to see the finished quilt.

  5. Wow - great blocks and choices of fabrics, I'm loving the dark blue chevrons. Can't wait to see it finished and thank you for linking to the MBS tutorial! :o)

  6. Great idea for fabrics. Love the nautical. The blue and white look great with the ash.

  7. Oh! Oh! Where is this going? Need an update Right Now! (never mind the day job...)
    Btw, I would never have created this colour combination. Never. Now I am wondering why. Your grey-blue-greens look so awesome together.

  8. Love the fabrics, especially the lighthouses in the last pic, and the navy/white on the outside of each block.