Fabulous Finish Nautical Baby Quilt

This was a great weekend. It began with putting the finishing touches on the Nautical baby quilt. 

My friend’s daughter, who is the mother to be, wanted these anchors added to the quilt.  I sewed three on  squares I used from her Grandfather’s yellow shirt, which I incorporated into the quilt. The navy checkered squares are from one of his shirts, and the blue oxford shirt is from her Great Uncle. This quilt has a lot of love in it, that’s for sure.

When sewing these on, it’s like hand applique. You have to hide your knots. I made a french knot with just one knot in it, not two, because the weave of the shirt is high and  that means tight.  I wouldn’t have been able to pull it through if it were two knots.

So I got two of them on Friday night and finished the third on Saturday, just as my favorite trick or treaters came by; The Minions.

These are the cutest Minions, Ever!! Glad our friends Hailey and Adam came by with their boys!! We were ready with their favorite M & M’s.

Just as I finished sewing on the last anchor. And we have a great finish!!

And this special baby quilt comes with a book about learning colors and it’s about a brother – sister pirate team.
Eventually, this quilt will have pockets sewn in the back, with colored banadas in them. In about a year or two, when he’s a bit older!!

Three weeks to go before their little boy will be welcomed into the world my many family members and friends who can’t wait.

I really love reading your comments and respond to each one by e-mail. Today I am linking up with Cooking Up Quilts, Main Crush Monday!!

Happy Quilting!!

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  • Reply Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl November 2, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    What a great finish, Anne! I love all the details about the materials you used in the quilt. I'm sure he will really be wrapped up in love.

  • Reply Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts November 3, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    It's wonderful that the quilt has so many personal touches. It looks lovely and I'm sure the baby will feel all the love! Thanks for linking up Anne!

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