The close up shot I showed you in the last post is part of a cot quilt for a colleague at work who is expecting a little boy on 16th January
Unbeknown to me she has selected a boat/seaside theme for the nursery. How fortuitous that the fabric I chose for her quilt has little boats and all things seasidey on it. I bought the fabric from the market in Den Bosche in the Netherlands whilst on holiday this summer. It struck me that, while I have plenty of girly and neutral baby fabrics in my stash I didn't have much in the way of boyish fabrics. There was lots of choice on the stalls in this lovely Dutch market so I bought several different half meter lengths to bolster my stash. If you look at the 'non-triangle' blocks in the photo above you should just make out the little boats - so sweet - and quite different to the fabrics available here in the UK. I took the colours from this fabric - pale blue, dark blue, white, red and grey - to work the design
As you can see from the finished article a 4" stack, cut and stitch triangle block made in the various colours and placed in a specific pattern give the final product. Reasonably quick to put together and very effective.