Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Nautical Quilt

My most recent finish was this precious nautical themed quilt.  This is the first quilt I've made with applique, and I don't know what took me so long!  It turned out to be easy, and it makes quite an impact!

I used this method with fusible interfacing (Pellon 911FF).  I secured it with top stitching.  I love that there are no raw edges, so it looks very polished.  I did cut away the bottom layer of fabric (navy) and interfacing from the back, which helped reduce bulk and make a softer finished product.

I used seersucker fabric for the large outer border, so it's very light and tactile.

I also embroidered right on the binding instead of attaching a separate label.  I will definitely be doing more of this in the future!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love your quilt! Your applique looks great. The embroidered "label" on the binding is perfect.

  2. That is so cute! My son's room is nautical/pirate themed so we are big fans in our house. The embroidered tag is perfect and I love the seersucker.

    Lindsey @

  3. beautiful simple design, great colors, greetings :)

  4. I love the idea of embroidering right on the binding instead of a label! I will be using that in the future, for sure! Stop by my blog to see some of my work!

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