Monday, April 27, 2015

Daysail Quilt

I've completed piecing the top of my Daysail quilt ~

The Daysail fabric was designed by Bonnie and Camille, a mother-daughter team whose fabric lines I love.

As soon as I spotted the sailboats, I thought of my nephew and his family who bought a boat last year and enjoy sailing in the Chesapeake Bay. This quilt will be a gift to them.

All that's left to complete it is to make a sandwich with the top, batting, and a pretty backing fabric, quilt it, then the binding. Hoping to complete that before their spring launch.

The words are perfect for a sailing family - I think this panel covers most of what's involved in owning a boat.

Meanwhile I've sewn seven dresses for Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child (see here) which I will send to their headquarters in North Carolina in December.

These require only one yard of fabric and a bit of bias binding for the ties. And can be whipped together in a flash.

My inspiration was a video of Lillian Webber, who will turn 100 in May. Lillian hopes to reach her goal of 1,000 dresses made for the Little Dresses for Africa project in time for her birthday. Read about it here.


Just for fun, this weekend my family visited Walton's Mountain in Schuyler (pronounced Skyler), Virginia. The museum is housed in Earl Hamner's old high school, each room depicting a room from the television house. What a delightful day trip! (Sorry for the grainy pics, taken inside with my phone camera.)

I enjoy so much hearing from you, hope you have a lovely week.

Happy Sewing ~

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  1. Wow, Mary, that is the most beautiful material. Those sailboats are just so sweet and the quilt is charming!

  2. I love Bonnie and Camille fabrics and colors too! So pretty! And I admire your talent in sewing clothes and then doing so for a good cause! :)

  3. Gorgeous new patchwork, Mary! What a lovely quilt it will be for your nephew and his family to enjoy. I love the fabrics, such a wonderful theme. Lovely little dresses for such a wonderful cause, and your trip to the museum looks fascinating.
    Wishing you a happy week.
    Helen xox