Project

Jim's USN quilt

What are you most proud of? I love that this is a quilt unique to my son's experiences in the Navy (or in ROTC) so far - the images are all representative of ships and units he has worked with for the past 5 years. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Finding the novelty fabrics proved to be the biggest challenge. Even in a huge Navy town, there are only a couple of places that sometimes carry military novelty prints. I ended up ordering mine online. Be sure that you have a plan and order enough fabric. I had to piece the back, and wanted to match the pattern at the seam (which takes more fabric) but I almost did not have enough to do it right!

You Can Make This

Beth O. made Jim's USN quilt with:

  • I used quilting cottons
  • some of which are novelty prints (the USN print for the border
  • Virginia Tech print in the blocks

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I love that this is a quilt unique to my son's experiences in the Navy (or in ROTC) so far - the images are all representative of ships and units he has worked with for the past 5 years. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Finding the novelty fabrics proved to be the biggest challenge. Even in a huge Navy town, there are only a couple of places that sometimes carry military novelty prints. I ended up ordering mine online. Be sure that you have a plan and order enough fabric. I had to piece the back, and wanted to match the pattern at the seam (which takes more fabric) but I almost did not have enough to do it right!

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Skill Level

Intermediate

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