This quilt is another quilt that I sewed up fairly quickly. I made it for friends who were Pat’s co-workers who are both in the Navy and they were having their first baby girl. I had this gorgeous fabric called In the Navy by Jacqueline Savage McFee that would be perfect for a little girl. It was one of those fabric purchases that I didn’t even have to think twice about…as soon as I saw the navy, hot pink and anchors together, it was in my shopping cart. For the backing I had about 3 yards of Out to Sea My Favorite Sailboat on hand. Originally I was going to use it for Casey’s Bed Quilt but I had a hard time bringing myself to order enough yardage for a bed quilt and I couldn’t figure out how I wanted to piece it to make it work so I didn’t end up using it. It’s a simple strip quilt, about 42″ x 54″. I quilted it with wavy lines across the strips.
I made this quilt when I was living in the Memphis, TN area and I walked up to the cemetery near my house on a warm day in March 2014 take photos. A cemetery might seem like an odd place to take photos of a quilt for a new baby girl but I kept the gravestones out and focused on the pretty little church and fountain that were there. This is probably my favorite photo shoot of a quilt. And I think it would have been even pretty a few weeks later in spring. Spring was my favorite season in Memphis – it was so green and lush and pretty!