Have you seen this awesome quilt pattern?

It's so pretty but masculine too!

From Tula Pink for her new fabric collection Salt Water for Free Spirit Fabrics.

This quilt is done in the mostly Aqua color part of her collection, but she also has seaweed and coral colors, you can check them out here.

The quilt pattern is FREE and you can download it directly from Tula Pinks blog, here.

I thought it would be really fun to have a Quilt A Long and share the process of making this quilt.

I don't need such a big quilt for myself (it's finished size is 90" x 96") so I thought I would make 2 smaller quilts, I have already downsized the pattern to fit my kids beds (or they could make great lap quilts).  I will share with you 2 rows on the first Saturday of the month starting February 2013, we should finish the quilts by the end of June, just in time to Anchor Aweigh and go sailing somewhere.

Since my blog is supposed to be about Traveling Thru Greece, I thought it would be a fun idea to visit each island group during our QAL, here's the schedule:
February 2 - CORFU ISLAND (row 1 and 2), Ipsos. Sidhari,  St.George
March 2 - THE CYCLADES (row 3 and 4), Kea, Kithnos, Serifos and Sifnos, Milos, Santorini, Folegandros, Ios
April 6 - CRETE (row 5 and 6)
May 4 - THE DODECANESE (row 7 and 8)
June 1 - THE NORTHEAST AEGEAN ISLANDS (binding and quilting)
Show off your quilts on June 30th, I will be setting up a Flikr group for this QAL.
Grab a the button on the side and join us for a tour of the Greek Islands.
Flickr Group Is Here!
Get Ready to Sail Away on the Anchor Aweigh Quilt A Long.

GIVEAWAY: ended January 23 rd WINNER: Vivian

Row 1 Found Here -Coral Color way
Row 2 Found Here Coral Color way
Aqua Version Row 1 and Row 2
Row 3
Rows 1,2 and 3 together
 For my Coral quilt I am doing 4 patterned fabrics in the middle
on Row 3
How I cut my Ombre Aqua Fabric, I had 2 yards and I cut 3 22" by WOF
 Row 4
 Once again for the Coral I am changing it up and putting 4 squares in the middle block.
 Row 5

And 6,7 and 8
I need to make the pattern better for smaller crib size, but if you want to make a larger size then I suggest doing Tula Pinks original pattern. 


  1. Mara, Count me in this QAL though I already have so many projects going on already. I'll love to follow along as you share your country. I can't wait!!!! JAne

    PS: I just became a follower.

  2. I can't figure out how to join in this QAL :(


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