I absolutely love this pattern! It’s fresh and modern and will work in any & every lake house from tent to mansion.
Simple patchwork and tiny detail piecing.
Foundation paper piecing and long straight fast seams. (Use your pins!)
And lots of color play! For my quilt I used fabrics from Carolyn Friedlander's Doe, Carkai, and Botanics collections. (Our neighbor's son came home with this sweet boat just in time for a photograph with my quilt top!)
The pattern is written oar by oar so you could easily add to or delete from it. Someone commented that just one oar would make a darling table runner. The only problem there would be choosing an oar!
My goal in quilting this was to make it look like ripples in water. I'm not really sure I achieved that but as Angela Walters says, “Finished is better than perfect.” For the backing I used this popular Ikea print from my stash which was the perfect width for this quilt. I used Quilter’s Dream Dream Pink batting from my Valentine’s Day prize because, again, it was the perfect (throw) size! I was a little afraid of the pink showing through that thin white backing but it doesn't at all. It's a very nice product and thank you again to Quilter's Dream! (Dream Pink is currently available on Massdrop.)
It was an honor to be chosen to test this fun pattern. Again, you can find it here, just in time for summer in Michigan.
Life is better at the lake!
I'll be linking up with Let's Bee Social and Crazy Mom Quilts.