Saturday, 23 August 2014

Drop Anchor on the High Seas
I love it when you can take an item or block from a quilt and make it your own.  This is exactly what I did with Summer Crafter's High Seas pattern.  This fun little wall quilt is made of four nautical blocks - each measuring 12" finished.
Summer Crafters' High Seas Pattern

Together they make the perfect decoration for a nursery or child's room.  Separately they can be used for cushion tops, table mats or a mini wall quilt, as I have done.  

I chose the anchor block and added a chain stitch rope complete with bright red button.  I also patched the background using 2½" squares.  The result - a stunning patchwork reminder to 'drop anchor' and slow down awhile.
And where have I placed this mini beauty?  Above my work desk of course!  


  1. It's gorgeous! What a beautiful mini, with your beautiful colors and patchwork, and the little red rope and button! I love it! It would make a really pretty pillow, too, wouldn't it?

    1. I thought this very thing. When it was done I lay it on the sofa and it just happened to fall on a cushion front. It looked so good that I wished I had made a cushion with it!!

  2. Your anchor is beautiful! The classic patchwork is stunning the red cord makes it pop! I love that you made it your own and what a great job you did. I want to make one like yours! LOL Thanks ; )

  3. Looks great! I like your red rope! Well done.

  4. Gorgeous project. You have done a fabulous job.

  5. I love the background blues, and the red chain stitching - wonderful block with great details! Bon voyage in your quilting travels!