Friday, September 24, 2010

pirate quilt

pirate quilt
(zach and i were reading treasure island when i finally finished the quilt. a fun coincidence that the book cover matched the quilt)

awhile back i shared this photo with you on a wordless wednesday. now i'll share the words : )


pirate quilt - front


i collected the pirate fabric over several months for a quilt for my son. then the fabric sat for months. then i made the blocks which then sat for several months. after i finally made the quilt top, it sat for several months (see a pattern here?). then i basted it and it sat for several months. then i quilted it and it sat for several months. then i said "the heck with it!" and machine bound it lickety split.


pirate quilt - back


living in florida, there is just no rush to finish a quilt for summer.


pirate quilt - back detail


and now that zach's is done, I need to repair marguerite's quilt. gonzo got a hold of it and put a few holes in it. Let's just say I was ready to ship gonzo off to the south pole.

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after announcing yesterday that i was challenging myself to blog everyday until the end of october, several friends took up the challenge for themselves too. fun!

8 comments:

Rachel said...

Love love love the quilt!! My son would be beyond happy if I made one like this for him. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Rachel

Tine said...

this is such a great quilt! I bet Zach is looking forward to cooler days when he can enjoy this?!
I am sorry to hear about Ms quilt- I hope it is not too bad? I know that dog of yours will chew things up pretty bad if he gets the chance ;)

nettie said...

LOve this quilt. how perfect for a boy!

Alex said...

what a cool quilt!
i think i have four quilts waiting for me to work on them... you are not alone!

was that the Snoopy quilt your dog chewed up? NOOOO!!

Vicki said...

Gorgeous! I love the piratey fabric. I have a bunch of goodnight monkey fabric for a quilt for my 6 year old... need to figure out what I'm going to do for the quilt.

Molly said...

Uh, how awesome is Zach's mom! This is such a great quilt. I especially love the camo colored skull back!

Teresa said...

Cute pirates...lucky Zach!! There have been some nice pirate fabrics lately...I'm tempted as my daughter is a HUGE Captain Jack Sparrow fan (Johnny Depp - Pirates of the Caribbean).

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Tonya R said...

love it!!!!!!