A Pirate Quilt + FM Quilting Tips

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Quilting

I FINALLY quilted and bound this pirates fabric quilt – and now Riley Blake has a brand new Pirate Matey’s line that I think I like even better! Of course…I love it all!

Linus just can’t keep himself out of trouble. All over that hangy blanket was where he HAD to be.

I tried something big and new with this quilt – quilting without following pre-marked lines. I totally winged/wang this and I LOVE how it turned out. I did some simple waves for the border and I jumped right in without thinking about it too much. That’s the way to go sometimes…

The one thing that I didn’t think about and that was a near disaster was to leave some space for the binding. I quilted those waves the full size of the border so I had to do a reeeally skinny binding.

also did little loops in the skinny border – also without pre-marking! And I threw in three little hearts for my three babies AND

our last name. This was a total experiment and I don’t love it. I need some more free motion writing practice I think…

Linus won. We just couldn’t keep him out of the way…good thing he’s so sweet.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Keri July 31, 2012 at 8:55 am

it looks great! i can’t believe you did the loops and especially the waves free motion!

2 kiersten August 1, 2012 at 4:05 pm

This is so cute! It’s such fun fabric, and I love the waves. :)

3 maria October 7, 2012 at 6:19 am

Hi I love your Pirate quilt, it would be perfect for my grandson, do you have a pattern?

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