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Sailing Ships

Lost Ship blocks rotated 180° form bright orange and orange-and-pink vessels swimming in a cream sea. A green print inner border provides an unexpected pop of cool color. The neutral background offers a great space for beautiful quilting. Fabrics are from the Tangier Ikat collection by Dena Designs for FreeSpirit. Quilting design courtesy of Handi Quilter; machine-quilted by Marie Eldredge.


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Finish Quilt

1. Layer quilt top, batting, and backing; baste.

2. Quilt as desired. Handi Quilter educator Marie Eldredge machine-quilted a cluster of feathers over each circular motif in the outer border (Quilting Diagram). She highlighted the large triangles and small cream triangles in each Lost Ship block with simpler feathers and connected the triangles with stitched arcs. By using two layers of batting and not stitching in the orange or orange-and-pink small triangles, Marie made those areas stand out.

3. Bind with orange print binding strips.