Monday, February 1, 2021

Quilting and Binding a Rock the Boat Quilt

I had a little time to finish up this Rock the Boat quilt in between other projects.  I decided to swirl quilt it.  Swirl quilting kind of looks like water to me, hence it's perfect for Rock the Boat.  I started quilting the kind of swirls that fold into each other in the upper left hand corner of the quilt, but I wasn't happy with the way it was looking on this project.

I changed to these big swirls that go next to each other in rows. 

These are faster for me to quilt and I like the way they came out on this quilt.

Here's the width of the quilt before quilting.

And after.

Swirly, swirly, swirl, swirl, swirl.

Here's the quilt after quilting.  This is when I weave in any remaining thread ends.

I chose this navy blue fabric for the binding.  This fun print reminds me of confetti.  I pulled it out of my fabric stash.  Origin unknown.

I used my Janome Memory Craft to machine sew the binding onto the front of the quilt.  I'll be hand sewing it onto the quilt back during the cold winter nights while watching movies.  I wonder how many movies this one will take?

The pattern for this quilt is available in my Etsy shop, here:  Rock the Boat Quilt Pattern
Are you following the Island Batik Create for a Cause Blog Hop?  Today is the first day of the hop!  Check out today's ambassadors here:

February 1:

  • My day for the hop will be Wednesday, February 3rd.  I can't wait to show you my quilt, my cause,  the new Citrus Sun fabric line, and I'll have a giveaway for a charm pack of the fabric.  See you then!
Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas

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