Almost a year ago we Elizabeth and I decided that we wanted to create summer quilt alongs…and after much thought decided that we wanted our first quilt along to represent something that symbolizes a part of summer that we love most…and for both of us that part of summer has to do with water.
Growing up I spent part of every single summer on the beaches of southern California with aunts, uncles, and cousins while Elizabeth spent portions of her summer at their family lake house in Illinois. Swimming, late nights, bonfires, walks along the piers and docks, card games, and suntans all along the water’s edge with our families. They are memories that we both love and recall every summer…so with that in mind we put together two quilts for our first ever summer quilt along.
The designs for both quilts are based on the nautical alphabet.
The nautical alphabet was designed as a method for ships to communicate with one another. The nautical flags are made up of 26 different square flags that each represent a letter in the alphabet along with 10 numbered pennants. Along with each of the 26 square flags representing a letter they are also assigned a specific message. For example the flag representing the letter “O” also means “man overboard”.
In a way I think quilts help us communicate with one another as well….when we give a quilt we are communicating with the one who receives it that they are worth our time and our love…and that when they are wrapped in the folds of the quilt they can feel the warmth and support we are sending to them.
With that said we are happy to announce that our first summer quilt along will begin next Tuesday, the 26th with the release of a video that will walk you through how to create the letter C flag (which is also a Rail Fence Quilt Block).
Until then you can:
*Check out more about our Nautical Summer Quilt Along HERE.
*Get all the fabric requirements (or buy a kit) for the Nautical Summer Quilt Along HERE.
Enter to win one of two summer sewing prize packs (filled with books, notions, fabric and other fun goodies to keep you sewing all summer long)
To enter to win all you have to do is leave us a comment saying what fond memory summer makes you recall (for me, of course, it is the beach) and you are entered to win!
Then…to receive more chances to win leave a separate comment telling us if you follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram and if you subscribe to our newsletter.
That’s it! Easy Peasy.
Good Luck and we hope to see you here Tuesday with the start of our Quilt Along!