Thursday, July 19, 2012

Lighthouse Quilt!


I wanted to use some of the jelly roll strips from the 1862 Battle Hymn fabrics by Barbara Brackman. I was thinking of doing a flag, using the blues instead of red and white. Well, I got stuck and forgot what I planned on making, so I came up with a new idea. I used the lighthouse from an old Jan Patek book, Ships Aweigh and then started changing it, bit by bit and adding a few of my own touches and came up with this piece. Something fun to display for the rest of the summer.

The quilt measures 27" x 15". I used walnut ink, watered down, to antique it. I lightened it up a little so you could see it better. The border is circles with stars in them and it says, From sea to shining sea.


19 comments:

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love everything!! The strips of flag fabric behind the lighthouse looks awesome!

marie said...

Great Job! Looks like one of the Oregon lighthouses.

Allie said...

This is fabulous, Debbie - LOVE it!!!!

paulette said...

Wow!! You are on fire!! Another winner!! LOve the way you antiqued it!
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Fiona said...

Awesome little quilt... perfect use for those fabrics..
Hugz

Deborah O'Hare said...

Love this!

cucki said...

super sweet..well done xx

Melody said...

Wonderful - clever you.

moosecraft said...

Absolutely stunning!!! I love, love, LOVE it!!!! :-)

Terry said...

I love your lighthouse quilt! It's wonderful! :0)

Quilt Hollow said...

It's very sweet!

Karen said...

I like how you took the lighthouse design and made it your own.

Libby said...

Perfect for a New England summer.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love it!!

Jacqueline said...

You are so creative. Love it.

Carrie P. said...

Wow! it is you! and it is fabulous.

Little Girl Lost said...

Hello Woolen Sails,
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Vicki W said...

Very pretty!

Carole said...

That is adorable! I love it! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!