Thursday, April 17, 2014

Finally Sailing Again...

It's been more than a year since I've finished one of these blocks.  I didn't look back to see exactly how long, because I'd probably feel guilty for not working on this more (even though there's no deadline).

This is the Chinese Pirate Junk of 1807.  The pattern is Ladies of the Sea by Sue Garman and this marks my 13th ship completed out of 16.

I would have finished it a few days ago, but after I completed all of the applique I decided I didn't like one of the fabrics and decided to replace it.  Even though it took a bit longer, I think it was a good call.

I usually work on the ships in pairs which means I've almost finished another one as well.  Hopefully I'll be back with it in another week or so.  This quilt is a labor of love for my husband and so far I think I've been working on it for about 4 years.  He's started to joke about whether he'll live to see it completed.  I still have the remaining ships and 4 full borders, so I'm not sure how to answer him!

By the way, I'm having some trouble getting comments lately.  So if I haven't responded, please know that's the reason why!

"Be bold and strong! Banish fear and doubt! For remember, the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." 
Joshua 1:9 (LB)


  1. It's another fabulous block! I've missed seeing them. But it's a lot of work so I understand.

  2. Love your applique! I have admired it ever since you started this quilt. ;-) I've had some trouble with comments too, and so have a few others I've 'talked' to~ must be a blogger glitch. Have a great day!

  3. Awesome! I need to get back to work on Sarah's Revival--my Sue Garman long term project!

  4. Keep them coming. I love your blog.

  5. I agree with the change. The brighter greens took away from the ship itself.

    Your work is amazing!

  6. Your decision to change the fabric was spot on this time!!!! When I read your blog I am inspired because it reminds me that everything doesn't have to be completed immediately. It's the journey that gives the most pleasure. Now I have to remember that when I sit at the machine each time myself!!!!
    Have a blessed Easter.

  7. This will be yet another beautiful creation!

  8. I an seeing that it was the lighter green you changed out. Good choice,

  9. Just saw you are working on this wonderful quilt in a thumbnail -
    What a lovely blog -