I've been following with envy and delight, all the fantastic quilts and fabrics exhibited at Quilt Market. It looks like such a cool place to be right now!
But thankfully, so the rest of the quilt blogging world don't feel left out, there is a wonderful online competition twice a year to coincide with Quilt Market, hosted by Amy's Creative Side.
I had a couple of quilts I was considering entering, but ultimately the quilt I love best that I've made this year is my Anchors Away quilt.
I've been waiting for a sunny day to photograph it, (it's been a long wait!) and here in Jersey we are spoilt for choice with nautical locations, and I eventually went with a quaint little harbour just down the road from where I live.
The anchor is raw edge applique that I designed myself, on a backdrop of 2" squares.
I had great fun making the flying geese and I decided to add a further border of rectangles with white sashing between the borders.
For the back I fussy cut this adorable map of the world print, not just once but twice, and cut out 72 x 2" squares. Yes for the back, I must be mad! But I think it was worth the effort as they really frame the map prints nicely.
Finally I quilted with vertical straight lines at 1 1/2" inch intervals and finished with some gorgeous, nautical navy stripy binding.
And it's not often I include photos of myself on my blog, but the sun was shining and I was feeling particularly happy that I've finally managed to photograph this quilt in a location more appropriate than my back garden ;-) So here I am.
I've put this quilt on display at the local gallery, The Harbour Gallery and you can read more about my display here. Here are the quilt details.
Category: Baby Quilt
Designed by: Sarah Ashford (me!)
Size: Approx 35"x 41"
Techniques: Raw edge applique, machine pieced, machine quilted
Fabrics: Out to Sea by Sarah Jane and Kona Snow
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Now I'm off to check out all the other wonderful entries!