The first music we hear in the spring at Quilted Strait is the cheeping of the barn swallows as they swoop and glide around the eaves of the old stables building which houses our shop. Pattern is free in our shop from June 21 through September 4, 2018. If you can't visit us you can pre-order the pattern or kit for shipment November 1, 2018.
We have designed a quilt that features our 'Port Gamble" rows. The little historical district of Port Gamble where Quilted Strait is located is on Port Gamble Bay and Hood Canal and our rows have been inspired by in turn the old houses in Port Gamble, the trees that line the bay, the sailboats on Hood Canal, the lighthouses that are a part of navigation for the waters near us and the barn swallows around our old Puget Stables building. The quilt pattern includes a bonus spool block to add a Quilted Strait touch to our Port Gamble Quilt as well as the pattern for the large house and also includes detailed directions for Flying Geese blocks and quilt assembly. Finished quilt measures 50½" x 70½".
PLEASE NOTE: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 ROW BY ROW PATTERNS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE QUILT. INDIVIDUAL ROW INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT INCLUDED ON PORT GAMBLE QUILT PATTERN.
- In addition to the fabric for each row you will need 1/4 yard of 10 to 12 fabrics for spacer strips and flying geese blocks.
- Large House block - 20 inch square for the background (background in our quilt is pieced), fat 1⁄8's for roof and grass (1⁄4 yards will also work) and scraps for chimneys and windows.
Spool block: 6"x 22" strip of background and spool end fabric, a 5" square will be sufficient for each "thread fabric"
Binding: 5⁄8 yard
Quilted Strait 2017 Row is inspired by the sailboats on Hood Canal and their reflections in the water. Pattern or pattern and fabric kit are available. On a summer weekend the Hood Canal Floating Bridge to the Olympic Peninsula a mile away from Port Gamble can close to car traffic five or six times a day to allow sailboats to pass by the bridge.
Quilted Strait's 2016 Row is inspired by the lighthouses which are a part of navigation in the coastal waterways of the Salish Sea all around us. The Point No Point lighthouse which is the closest lighthouse to us is the oldest lighthouse on the Puget Sound and has been in continuous operation since 1879.
Quilted Strait's 2016 Row is inspired by the trees that line the shore of Port Gamble. Much of the area near Port Gamble is protected wilderness area now, but at one time these trees provided the lumber for the mill that was the purpose for the town's existence beginning in 1853.
Quilted Strait's 2014 Row is inspired by the old houses in Port Gamble in the autumn. Some of the old houses are private residences and some house businesses, but all are surrounded by maple trees which provide spectacular autumn color. When we moved the shop to Port Gamble, we celebrated Arbor Day by planting a row of maple trees in front of the shop.