Sea Shanty is the third in a series of (I think) four Pride-themed quilts I'm planning to execute. It won't be as brassy or bold as its cousins, Queer as Fuck and This Heart Fights The Good Fight, but it's for another friend who finds comfort and meaning in the idea of owning a Pride-themed quilt.
I had assumed my life would never again contain concepts like 'anniversaries' and to be wrong brings astonishment, even to this very Pi day. The improbability of it takes my breath away, if I pause to think about it.
It's been a pretty fallow time in the Quilt Factory, what with The Large One and I deciding to get married, and spending time together. The sewing room hasn't had my focus, and I've known it.
This quilt was born out of twin desires: to work with the not-quite-solids that are shot cottons, and to create a quilt that echoed Robert and Aidan's wedding colors. I had originally envisioned the quilt would use nothing but shot cottons, and picked these three (grape, steel, and bittersweet) for my plan: