Nautical Flags For Two Nautical Themed T-Shirt Quilts


These two quilts were made for two sons in memory of their father – who was a was an avid sailor and sail boat owner. The father also designed t-shirts for the sail boat regattas held just across the state line at a large lake – so not only do the sons have t-shirts worn their father, but several designed by him as well!

The nautical flags at the top of the quilts, sort of in a “V” shape spell out the dad’s first name, then down at the very bottom they spell his last name. The two boys’ initials are spelled out where you see three flags in a row near the bottom of the quilt on the left, and near the middle of the quilt on the right.

I was able to use two chest pockets on these polo shirts – I left them open so they are still in “pocket” form and could hold a note or trinket for when the quilts are wrapped and ready for giving. And much of the fabric around the t-shirts was cut from the boys’ dad’s swim trunks – I was able to save a zippered pocket for each quilt.

These two quilts are a good example of why working on t-shirt quilts is so rewarding – so many memories for the recipient! One of those kinds of gifts that you can’t wait to give – you know what I mean I’m sure – you can’t wait to see their faces when they open the package. I know these quilts be a special and unexpected treat – and I’m just glad to be a part of it all!




Welcome to Blue Beagle Quilts!

Thank you for reading my blog – I hope to use this space to show my various quilty endeavors and adventures as I pursue my quilting/crafty muse.

I have been crafty all my life, making presents for my friends and family even as a little girl. I sewed all manner of home dec and easy clothing for my children – and finally got bitten by the quilting bug once my kids were older and I found I had more time. I always hesitated to start quilting, because I knew quilting would become an obsession – and I was right! I have been making quilts and quilting on my domestic machine for about 10 years. In the summer of 2016,  I bought a Baby Lock Crown Jewel long arm quilting machine and have begun to pursue machine quilting in a more formal, business-like manner.

I also make T-shirt quilts and memory quilts – and I would like to think they are a bit more artistic than your average T-shirt quilt. So far, all have been custom, one-of-a-kind designs, and I’ve been able to come up with ideas to use T-shirts other than in quilts. I will blog about these projects as well.

Thanks for stopping by, and come back soon when I start posting about quilts and various other projects!