Friday, 3 February 2012

Speed Bonnie Boat

Sorry I couldn't help the title of this blog post. My Dad (who at one time was a fisherman from Skye) used to sing the song to me when I was a wee girl :)

Quilt top for my oldest boy

My oldest son was complaining earlier this week that I never make him anything. Now this is quite simply Not True, but he was obviously feeling a bit left out. When I first started quilting, I bought a charm pack of Nautical and Nice by Sandy Gervais and a panel to match. I had no idea that this would not be enough fabric to actually make a quilt! They sat for ages as I pondered the fabulous quilt I was going to make him. When I finally realised I didn't have enough to make a quilt I managed to beg, borrow, buy and swap another 3 charm packs, but the quilt still didn't get made.

Then on Tuesday after he expressed his woe that I never sew for him, I grabbed the charms, some scraps and the panel and whizzed them all randomly through my machine in a chain piecing frenzy! Two hours later I have this quilt top!!

My son is very happy with it, and is now expressing impatience for me to get it quilted. This morning I spent some time on my hands and knees basting it, and I'll hopefully get it quilted next week.... if he can wait that long!

I'm planning some wavy lines like I did here and here, and I'm quite excited to see it finished :)

Hope you have a great weekend!
Fiona x

29 comments:

  1. This looks gorgeous! It will be stunning once you've finished, although nothing wrong with it now!

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  2. oh it's lovely! Nautical but nice! LOL

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  3. Aww superma! Glad the wee mans happy :-) Lovely quilt!

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  4. What a poor, deprived son you have!! As if! *g* ! love the freshness of this top but still managing to keep its boyishness. And my Daddy used to sing that song to me, too!

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  5. Absolutely love this quilt top! Fantastic colors, and love the panel too.

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  6. What a perfect boy quilt! Adorable!

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  7. I love this quilt. Your son must be chuffed to bits and it's going to look great with the wavy line quilting! Be sure to show us it finished! Lot so Brownies points for you today!

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  8. I LOVE the quilt top! The boat in the middle is sweet and I understand your son's impatience!

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  9. What a lovely mammy you are! It's wonderful!

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  10. Brilliant - he will love it, and better still, stop nagging!! x

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  11. This is fab! Wavy lines will be perfect! Jxo

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  12. wow, it looks fantastic - well done!

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  13. Living in a harbor town ..... I want this! Too cute!

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  14. Gorgeous quilt top - love that it could suit a boy of any age as well as fit well with someone wanting to do the whole nautical theme. Someone must have sung that song to me too as a child although I always thought it was 'sale bonnie boat' which must mean I was very young and misheard completely!

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  15. Sheesh, what a terrible mum NEVER making him ANYTHING ;o) Glad he has seized it with such great gusto :o)

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  16. Well he can't complain now - it looks great!
    I can't get the song out of my head now.

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  17. It is wonderful and when he is cuddled under it you will always remember that song. Maybe you sign it to him?

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  18. oops, I meant sing it to him.

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  19. What a fabulous quilt top, no wonder your little chap is delighted!

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  20. It looks wonderful, Fiona and the wavy lines will be perfect.

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  21. Nothing better than a quiet child, other than a quiet child with a smile on hiw face. Your son should have the jammiest grin now and no reason to complain!

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  22. Gorgeous quilt - I love that song too!

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  23. love it - and funnily enough we just watched an episode of 'a history of scotland' about the bonnie prince..........they weren't very complimentary but it's a pretty song anyway!

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  24. What a great "young man" quilt! you are one speedy sewer :)

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  25. Lovely! Would love to know where to find the sailboat panel.

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