Monday, June 18, 2018

Regatta Quilt

Here it is - the Regatta quilt from Kelly Young's Stash Statement (affiliate link), my June Book of the Month!

Regatta Quilt by QuiltFabrication

Using Kelly's system of block creation with scraps, this quilt was a great way to use up all of my blues. Here's Kelly's version that I saw at Quilt Market:

Kelly Young's Regatta quilt

and here's my version, a bit bluer and bigger.

Regatta Quilt full on

Of course, what sailboat quilt wouldn't be complete without some water in the background? And it was ready to sail away with all the wind as I was taking pictures!

Regatta Quilt water side

My Regatta is three rows longer than the one in the book, so it fits on a twin size bed. No more sails were added - they were just shifted around a bit to create my version.

And about those sails. Each one is quilted differently with straight lines - no two match. Here's a sample of some:

Regatta sails 1

Regatta sails 2

Regatta sails 3

Regatta sails 4

Notice all that wave quilting? Makes me want to spend a lazy day on a sailboat!

Almost forgot the back - it has sailboats too!

Regatta quilt backing

Be sure to check out the other Regatta quilt made by Debbie at A Quilter's Table. And maybe you want to see all the scrap quilts form this book? Kelly's Stash Statement (affiliate link) has been on a blog tour since April. Here's the list of all the other quilters who have made Kelly's creations from the book.

4/16- Grand Bazaar    Shelley @ Cora's Quilts
                                    Connie @ Freemotion by the River

                           Diann @ Little Penguin Quilts

4/30- Precarious  Jess @ Quilty Habit                       
                             Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts
5/7- Beach Retreat  Sarah @ Sarah Goer Quilts                               
                                 Liz @ Savor Every Stitch 
5/14- Fire Pit   Alison @ Little Bunny Quilts                                          
                         Preeti @ Sew Preeti Quilts
5/21- Detour    Laura @ Slice of Pi Quilts                         
                         Shelley @ The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts
5/28- Murrina    Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl             
                            Leanne @ Devoted Quilter
6/4- Scattered    Jayne @ Twiggy and Opal                      
                           Christine @ Triangles and Squares 
6/11- Bloom Chicka Boom   Chris @ made by ChrissieD            
                                               Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
6/18- Regatta   Susan @ Quilt Fabrication                             
                          Debbie @ A Quilter's Table    
6/25- Catch a Falling Star  Cynthia @ Quilting is More Fun Than Housework        
                                              Anja @ Anja Quilts
7/2- College Prep   Hilary @ by Hilary Jordan                 
                                Lori @ Crossquilt
7/9- Take Flight (bonus digital pattern)  Kelli @ Seriously, I Think It Needs Stitches 
                                                                 Paula @ The Sassy Quilter

Hope you become inspired to use your scraps!

Happy Quilting!

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  1. your Regatta quilt is just beautiful, Susan, and I'm glad you enjoyed making it. Thank you so much for participating in the Stash Statement blog hop!

    1. Thanks Kelly! I still have a lot of blues left, so there may be a smaller, baby quilt size sometime

  2. I love your version! And your quilting is wonderful! Great idea quilting each sail differently!

    1. Thanks Jayne! A bit of a challenge to come up with different designs, but was fun!

  3. Beautiful version! Great idea to extend the length to make the quilt for a twin size bed. The colors just pop. :)

    1. Thanks Yvonne! I like the really light bits in it - reminds me of white caps

  4. All things bright and beautiful came together in this quilt. Extending the quilt just so that it fits a twin size bed is a brilliant idea - smart minds think alike - :-D
    A gorgeous day full of sunshine was just perfect for the photo shoot :-)

    1. Thanks Preeti! It was a gorgeous day - just wish more of those sailboats got in the picture

  5. This turned out beautifully Susan! I really like your quilting AND that you made the quilt even larger!

    1. Thanks Debbie! Adding three more rows did the trick - it just fits the bed. Probably could have done one more, for a bit of a fold under the pillow.

  6. I love your version of this quilt. In my books, bigger is better, as I seem to make a lot of functional quilts and not so many hanging ones.

  7. The varied quilting really adds to this quilt. Beautiful.

  8. Look at all those blues! The pattern is great and your version is so happy. It's a fabulous quilt! Thanks for sharing it on MCM. :)

  9. Your quilt is beautiful. My reveal date is coming up soon. These quilts are great for using up scraps. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

  10. Wow, I love this quilt! (My husband and I love to watch sailboats on Lake Pepin.) Your wavy quilting and individual quilting on each sail is perfect.

  11. Hi Susan, your quilt looks wonderful!


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