Sunday, 28 April 2013

Anchors Away

I've been working like a Trojan this last week to get my Anchors Away quilt top finished.  And it is! 

It has been very much a 'design as you go' quilt, which is SO unlike me, as normally I have a vision for how the final quilt will look right at the start, and I will plan on paper or the computer first.  But I quite liked this way of designing each section as I went along, and watching it slowly grow. 
And after all that piecing, do you think I was content to use just one fabric for the back??  I don't think so!! 
This is what I came up with. 
Yes that's a further 72 x 2 inch squares!!! 

But I am really pleased with how they offset these gorgeous world map prints.  All the fabrics are from the Out to Sea collection by Sarah Jane, and I just love them.   

I've already basted this baby and I can't wait to quilt it.  Although I am a *little* nervous; it will be the first time I've actually quilted on my brand new Bernina (which you can read about here).

I'm going for wavy line quilting, to echo the sea.  Wish me luck and I can't wait to show you the finished quilt soon. 

I've also added some new photos to my 'gallery' tab, I'd love it if you'd take a look. 

Thank you so much for stopping by. 

Linking up with:

 Sarah x
PS  Have you heard about the fabulous quilt exhibition at Brooklyn Museum, New York?  I so wish I was that side of the pond right now.  But if like me, you can't get yourself to NY right now, then why not check out this wonderful blog madebychrissied where Chrissie gives you a virtual tour of the two fantastic rooms, jam packed with quilts from times gone by.  And while you're there, take a look at Chrissie's work too, it's stunning and she's an inspiration.  x


  1. Well hello sailor!! It looks perfect - great job!

  2. Fabulous quilt - I really like how you have used the map print for the back. Thanks so much for linking up this week.

  3. This may be one of my favourite quilts by you so far. I think you have done the perfect design for the fabric line.

  4. Pretty quilt. Looking forward to the quilting ... :) Pat

  5. Ahoy Matey! Looks fabulous! Have fun

  6. Great quilt! I love the colors and layout...both front and back!

  7. Fabulous quilt!! I like the back as much as the front. I think wavy lines is the perfect way to quilt it. Can't wait to see the finish.

  8. That is looking fab, you do like to make life more difficult for yourself but that back was well, well worth it! Thanks for the shout-out too, that was a lovely surprise PS when I got to the end of your post :) x

  9. Your quilt is lovely, i love the back as much as the front! Great job :o)

  10. It's virtually a double sided quilt. I look forward to seeing this finished when we next meet up.

  11. I love this quilt so much, the design and the colours/fabrics. I love the map fabric, and the flying geese blocks. Great job!


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