when sew-vivor was announced, and the challenges were listed... i was at a loss when it came to nautical. nothing inspired me. i didn't want to do sailboats or anchors... because really... what would i do with said quilt after i was done with it? (happy birthday, baby boy peterson 2.0 perhaps?) i wandered fabric stores, hoping inspiration would strike... but nothing. not until i saw a collection of fabric at beverley's titled "bartholo-meow's reef" and loved the subtle nautical-ness of it. (really... i didn't notice the "meow" part of the title until after i had bought the fabric and went back to get the background print... ha). i saw the fabric, but had no clue what to do with it. i thought hard over what nautical would come to mind, and all that i could think of was a nod to the big bang theory. sheldon's fun with flags came to mind, so i took the idea and ran with it. i came across this great tutorial from film in the fridge simply titled "scrappy triangles" that fit the vision perfectly. let's start off with a little behind the scenes action.
i am super pleased with this quilt. it only has a few flaws i wish would go away, but that gives it that little bit of charm that most of my quilt have. i plan to knock out my bag this upcoming week in colorado, so i hope to have that for you to see soon enough :)