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Sailing Away

Here is my entry for week 2 of Persimon Dreams' Quilting challenge.

 

I love blues but suprisingly don't have many blue fabrics. I ended up using a bunch of scraps I had gotten in a trade through Etsy. They are a mix of cotton, courdoroy, and lighter-weight fabrics. The white fabric is a thicker woven fabric (also used in week 1). The sails and boat were machine quilted with clear quilting thread.

 

I originally made four boats and attached them with the intention of making a wall hanging. However, I wasn't happy with how it was coming together and was too intimidated by the amount of quilting I would have had to do on my sweet little Brothers machine. It's not exactly designed for quilting big projects and I am still very new to the quilting process.

 

I am really happy with how the colors and patterns came together, but am wondering if using all cotton fabrics would have been easier.

 

These potholders are approximately 9.5" squared and were made in Richlands, NC.

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Taken on January 26, 2013