There were times I didn't think I was going to finish this quilt but it is now in it's bag and stored in the guest room for my paddlers. So it is called "the paddler's quilt."
I made it's storage bag from the left over fabric, which means I know what quilt it is without having to open it and it keeps it clean.
My paddlers arrive during any good weather. "Hello Mrs Foley, we were paddling in the area and thought we would drop in". After feeding and watering them, or rather after a few beers, it's getting dark and too dangerous to paddle back so they are invited to stay. It is always, "we don't want to be any trouble" but I have a bundle of inflatable beds and pull quilts out of the cupboard for them. Being mostly young men, who you can read like a book, the looks on their faces when the floral quilts are given out made me think I needed something more masculine.
This quilt all started with a charm pack of nautical fabrics and like topsy grew. I started the quilt a year ago but managed to damaged my shoulder and made it worse trying to use the roller cutter. Then I bought too much fabric and then a few couples started to turn up in the mix. So the quilt ended up queen size.
I just couldn't handle quilting something this size so gave it to my local quilt shop Bayside Stitchcraft who did a great job. I am so lucky to have such a good shop close by. (Well only about 15K away.)
She used a wave pattern to suit the nautical theme.
So I can't wait for the next lot of paddlers to arrive to see if this meets with a better reception.