Welcome to my entry to the Spring 2014 Blogger’s Quilt Festival – the Spinnaker Quilt!
This quilt was a work of love, my Christmas present to my dad for Christmas 2013 (over 5 months ago already – can you believe it?)
The inspiration for this quilt was a brightly colored spinnaker on a racing sailboat. My dad actually requested this quilt, and when dad requests something like this, I make it. He wanted it to have yellow, green, red and be bright and cheerful. I like to think I met his requests.
Each of the 238 rectangles in this quilt are 2 inches by 7.5 inches finished size. I used a variety of fabrics and tan linen to allow the eye a place to rest.
The quilting is an allover design of rounded rectangles, with the goal of softening up the hard rectangles while keeping it masculine.
The back is pieced with the linen and anchor fabric to make the backing wide enough to fit the quilt.
The quilt roll shows the grey crosshatch binding.
This quilt measures 68.5 by 53 inches, which is 243 inches around – just barely a large quilt category
. A little more in process information can be found in my original entry on this Spinnaker Quilt