90% of my fabric stash is purchased with no plan of what I’ll make. When Sweetwater released their Boat House fabric line a couple years ago I had to have it! It reminded me of my dad, who LOVED the water. So of course I bought it, but had no idea what I would make.
Inspiration finally struck me about a year ago. I started seeing a lot of decorative boat oars and thought maybe I’ll make a quilt with different oar styles. Like many of us, my list of current projects was long and I didn’t sit down to design it. But it stayed in the back of my mind.
When I sat down to finally design this quilt, it came together very quickly. I started sketching out designs on a Friday and by Sunday I had a finished quilt top. My favorite quilts all seem to come together that way….in a flood of ideas and a flurry of late night sewing.
I sent my quilt off to Vickey Hughes of Studio V Quilting and love how it turned out. She had the perfect nautical quilting motif for this quilt.
Maggie Norman made a beautiful version with bright and happy colors. She went scrappy with some of my favorite Alison Glass prints and Art Gallery Fabrics Prisma Elements. I love the mixture of brown and gray linen oars.
Karen Burton used a mixture of Carolyn Friedlander prints from 3 different collections (Doe, Carcai and Botanics) and I just love when a fabric designer’s different lines play well together.
My Lake House pattern is now available for sale in my Pattern Shop.
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