Regatta Quilt Sew Along Update #2

I thought you might enjoy a second update on the Regatta Quilt sew along.  This is a no-pressure sew along with no prizes and no real end date.  A gorgeous quilt when it is all complete, and we’ve had a few more folks join in.  The original pattern is from Daniela at Block M Quilts.  Just click on the picture of the quilt directions in the link and you’ll be able to print out a .pdf.  Here are the two colorways that Daniela has chosen for her quilts, and what originally inspired me to make my own:


Below, I’ve shared a few new photos that our participants have shared on their blog, Facebook, or Instagram.  I apologize if I missed your update – I tried stalking everyone’s website and IG to find them all.  Don’t you love seeing such diversity?  Some have a quilt top together, and one even has two – Shannon, you overachiever you.  Can you pick a favorite?  Or are you like me and love them all?

Regatta Sew Along Participants:

Carol M.

Carol Regatta Silent Film

Carol’s Silent Film Roll Up strips

Caryl @ Cinnamon Holiday Workshop

Caryl Regatta

Caryl’s rainbow Regatta fabrics

Cherie @ Cherie’s Quilting Journey

Cindy @ A Quilter’s Corner

Cindy Regatta

Cindy’s rainbow Regatta fabrics – gorgeous!

Dawn @ Quilting by Dawn

Dawn Regatta

Dawn’s Regatta fabrics!

Debbie @ Time 4 Stitchn

Debbie Regatta

Debbie’s Regatta fabrics – ooh so pretty!

Dione @ Clever Chameleon

Dione Regatta

Dione’s layout of strips – not sewn but so cool!


Gretchen @ Gretchen’s Little Corner

Gretchen Regatta

Gretchen’s Regatta flimsy – quilting pending!

Jan @ Cocoa Quilts

Jan Regatta

Jan’s Regatta flimsy!

Jayne @ Twiggy and Opal

Jayne Regatta

Jayne’s Regatta all pinned for quilting!  So bright and happy!

Check out what Jayne is doing with her leftover scraps!!  So creative and fun – you have to see for yourself.



June @ QuiltQuest

Kelly P.


Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts

Myra's rainbow Regatta

Myra’s rainbow Regatta strips!

Nanette @ Texas Quilter

Nanette Regatta Flimsy

Nanette’s Aurora Lights fabrics instead of the batiks

Nita @ Nita Dances

Pam @ Sewing Up My Fabric

Peggy @ Peggy Cooper Quilts (co-hostess)

Peggy's Regatta

Peggy Cooper’s Regatta!

Rose @ Something Rose Made

Rose Regatta

Rose’s ‘Regatta’ she plans on quilting it soon!

Rose has renamed her quilt to Whitewater River Rafting Quilt – you can read about it on her website.

Shannon @ Flemings Nine

Shannon Regattas

Shannon finished 2 Regatta quilt tops!  She will quilt them soon

Sue @ Sevenoaks Street Quilts

Susan @ DesertSky Quilts

Susan Regatta

Susan’s pretty colors for her Regatta

Susan Ryan Walter


Vicki @ Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting

Vicki Regatta

Vicki’s rainbow batik Regatta

? @ Wanna Java

Wendy @ Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life



I was going to list a few next steps but everyone is at different stages.  Besides, I know y’all know how to read – thank your first grade teacher!


Our Regatta Update:

Good thing this is a no-rush, no-stress sew along!!  I must have known I would be challenged in January to actually DO anything.  Section A, a.k.a. the first six strips are together.  They have been for over a week . . . no further . . . but who cares, right?!

Regatta spacing

First six strips . . . not sewn

Not only that, but I’m too lazy to take a new photo because it’s so long and hard to get into a shot.  You can use your imagination and pretend the photo above is all sewn together.  And in the correct order since Sue numbered them for me; otherwise it would have been row 1, row 3 and row 2.  Oops avoided!


Any questions, please leave them in the comments.  Be sure to check on the various participants websites, on our Facebook page, or on Instagram using #regattaquilt.  If you aren’t able to use one of those methods I will be glad to share any updates for you!  Don’t forget to use the hashtag on Instagram to flag your posts or we can’t see your progress!  Let’s have some fun making a pretty quilt or two!  That’s all for this update.  I will check in with you again sometime soon.  I don’t want to be a nag (ask anyone who knows me – I am GREAT at nagging!) when there is a no-pressure timeframe. ~smile~


P.S.  Not one photo of Dominic in this post!  HAHAHAHA ~smile~ Roseanne


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19 Responses

  1. I’ve started one. Can you believe it?? I finally made a decision and started one! Soon I’ll have pictures, if it turns out.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Wendy,
      Well, that is just great both on the decision and starting! I can’t wait to see what drew you in. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. sue7oaks says:

    I love Rose’s version – it seems so different from the original! It looks to be a widly successful QAL – well done!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Sue,
      Thank you for your kind words but I really didn’t do anything! The pattern and Daniela’s quilt sold it for everyone. I just shared it at a time when people were open and receptive to a new project. I agree – Rose’s concept is beautiful and different yet similar to the original! ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Nita says:

    Hummmmm…..ideas are percolating. I love seeing what others have done. I got swamped with other things and haven’t cut into my jellyroll yet…though I did choose the one I want to use, lol. Does that count as a start?

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Nita,
      It sure does count as a start! The hardest part is selecting the fabric(s) that spark your interest. ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. I love them all. Looking forward to seeing Carol’s Silent Film roll used also. I didn’t even thing of that color theme. I never think outside the box until I see others.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Peggy,
      You are given a pass . . . you haven’t been feeling well in months! Besides, the original quilt is SO great . . . why reinvent the wheel?! That’s my story and I’m sticking with it. ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. Busy Hands Quilts says:

    It’s great to progress at our own speed. I have 1/2 of the strips assembled into the top. I am also being a rebel and changing the pattern up a bit and increasing it to twin size.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Myra!
      Twin size is a great idea! One can only use so many throws . . . or is that even possible? Too many quilted throws?? Nope! But this will look SO fabulous on a bed. Can’t wait to see! ~smile~ Roseanne

  6. Shannon Fleming says:

    I love how there is so much variety in one pattern!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Shannon!
      I agree – it is so darn fun to check out each person’s vision for the same pattern. ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. They all look so amazing! So many different color combinations. Just shows you how creative they all are. Mine is stitched together and ready for quilting. I will share a post very soon. Thanks for hosting! 🙂

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Cindy,
      I CANNOT wait to see what colors and fabrics you chose! I know it will be fabulous. ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. Roseanne says:

    Hi Cherie,
    Of course you may join us!! The more the merrier. The hard part (for you) will be to decide on a colorway now that you’ve seen so many possibilities! I’ll add your name to the last update so that I am sure to include you on the next one. ~smile~ Roseanne

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