Monday, July 14, 2014

Smooth Sailing

Today I'm sharing a quilt I made in 1999 for my Husband's 40 Birthday.   He's been sailing his whole life, so I thought the paper pieced sailboat would be perfect for a signature quilt.  There are 40 boats, of course.

It's very scrappy.  The blocks were finished and signed at his Birthday Party


As a little joke, I put his upside down.


 I used a lighthouse panel for the backing.


This summer Rich has been playing with a friends' used Laser.   He and Andrew went sailing in it over the 4th of July weekend.


Small craft advisory?  No problem......


I can't remember is this was before or after they capsized.  


Boys just love messing about in boats, don't they?



20 comments:

Beth said...

What a cute boat quilt. The signatures make it even more special. I have never been on a sail boat, but would like to try it.

Janet O. said...

What a clever gift. Love that you made it a signature quilt--and put his upside down. Maybe that capsizing thing is unavoidable since you did that. : )

audrey said...

What a great quilt! Love how personalized it is.:)

Sujata Shah said...

Your quilts are so personal.. each one of them have special purpose and story. Love that your husband signed that up side down block himself.. I am assuming :-0 Fun photos of them out on the sail boat! Happy Monday!

Nifty Quilts said...

Great quilt and fun story. Love the upside down boat. I guess every sailor has to capsize at least once. Good thing they're OK.

Angie said...

Neat idea - signature quilts are favorites of mine! Sailing is great fun - as a passenger!

antique quilter said...

great quilt, so special. I love how you have made quilts for your family that all have special meaning to them and you.
great choice for a backing!
Kathie

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Love everything about this quilt. It is humorous yet sentimental and the backing was perfect!

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love it when you show us your quilts from the past. This is such a beauty!! I love that it's a signature quilt and that you put his boat upside down. Wonderful photos of the guys out sailing.

Kyle said...

I noticed the capsized boat right away. Pretty sweet birthday quilt.

QuiltSue said...

What a great quilt, and how clever to have just have just one "capsized"

Karen said...

Such a good idea for a sailboat lover. The signatures on the sails are a good memory of the special occasion. I just made some sailboat blocks for a Country Threads quilt design.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

If I remember right the ocean was pretty bad that weekend, lots of rip currents!!! They look like they had fun!
What a great birthday quilt, memories written all over it.

Maureen said...

I love how you commemorate things with quilts. I rarely do that - not organized enough I guess. Great that Rich still gets out there and sails. Must be extra fun to have his son out there with him.

Thimbleanna said...

What a great quilt Barb! I LOVE your block -- First Mate indeed! And they capsized? That sounds scarey!!!

Karen said...

What a fun quilt and a fun story.

Lori said...

Great meaningful quilt and it looks like so much fun on the water. Is it near your new home?

Carrie P. said...

What a great quilt. I noticed that upside down boat first thing. Hopefully he never capsizes.
I learned to sail when I was young. It was fun but haven't done any in years.

Helen said...

We had a sailboat when we were young, and now I have many sweet memories....but no quilt!! Why didn't I think of that???

Shasta Matova said...

Love the boat quilt - so summery and patriotic!