Update #4 – Regatta Quilt Sew Along

Here’s another update on the Regatta Quilt sew along and this is the second to last update.  I’ll do one more at in the summer as a final ‘last call’ of sorts.  This is a no-pressure sew along with no prizes and no real end date.  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 was stalking everyone’s website and IG to find them all.  I apologize if I missed yours! Don’t you love seeing such diversity?  Can you pick a favorite?  Or are you like me and love them all?

Regatta Sew Along Participants:

Carol M.

Regatta Carol M

Carol’s got a great start!

Caryl @ Cinnamon Holiday Workshop

Caryl Regatta

Caryl’s rainbow Regatta fabrics

Cherie @ Cherie’s Quilting Journey

Cheries Regatta

Cindy @ A Quilter’s Corner

Cindys Regatta

Cindy’s Regatta a finish is due soon!

Dawn @ Quilting by Dawn

Dawns Regatta

Dawn’s flimsy waiting to be quilted!

Debbie @ Time 4 Stitchn

Debbie Regatta

Debbie’s Regatta fabrics – ooh so pretty!

Dione @ Clever Chameleon

Dione Quilt Top

Dione’s quilt top with help from her kitty!

Gretchen @ Gretchen’s Little Corner

Gretchen Regatta

Gretchen’s Regatta quilting pending!

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts

Myra's rainbow Regatta

Myra’s rainbow Regatta strips!

Nanette @ Texas Quilter

Nanette Regatta Flimsy

Nanette’s quilting it now!

Rose @ Something Rose Made

Rose Regatta

Rose’s ‘Regatta’ quilting pending

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

Sue @ Sevenoaks Street Quilts

Sue's Pillow cushion

Sue downsized to a pillow cushion – love her colors!

Susan @ DesertSky Quilts

Susans Regatta update

Susan has her first few rows going!

Wendy @ Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life

Wendys Regatta

Wendy’s Regatta – she will be quilting it soon


Finished Regatta Quilts

Jan @ Cocoa Quilts          and       Jayne @ Twiggy and Opal

Peggy @ Peggy Cooper Quilts (co-hostess)  and  Shannon @ Flemings Nine Finished Regatta

Vicki @ Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting

Vicky Final Regatta

Check out their websites to see all the details on how they quilted their pieces.

Our Regatta Update:

This is a no-rush, no-stress sew along is just the best!!  I had to give ourselves a deadline though, and I made it our March OMG (one-monthly-goal).  One Saturday morning, we layered it up with some Warm and Natural batting.  I found a nice a wide backing at Joann’s called Oil Slick.  We thought it looked like water, and the colors matched perfectly.  I set the Elna sewing machine to a wavy ~~ stitch and quilted all the colored strips.  It wasn’t quite what I had in mind, but I wasn’t going to rip it out either.  For the white strips, I chose a different stitch.  A much longer, spread out wave.  That’s what I envisioned for the entire quilt, darn it.  Here’s a shot of those stitches – our finish will be shared next week for the OMG monthly finish post.

Regatta 18


Have you picked a favorite?  I love, love, LOVE all the creativity displayed in all of these quilts.  We chose fabric very close to Daniela’s but all the different choices draw me in.  For those of you who participated or are still working on the quilt, would you make another?  Just curious!  I will plan another check in/update for sometime during June or July.  Maybe.  No rush, no stress! ~smile~  I am thinking of offering another no-stress sew along this summer.  Anyone interested in doing another one?  I’m auditioning some patterns now or taking suggestions.


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24 Responses

  1. sue7oaks says:

    I’ll have to set a date to have this done by otherwise it will just sit there and so close to a finish! One more roundup in summer – thanks for the nudge!

  2. Roseanne, They all look wonderful. I think yours looks very nice with the wavy quilting. Mine is now finished. The reveal will be posted in April. 😊

  3. Susan says:

    Wow! Look at all of those terrific Regatta quilts – great eye candy!

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Susan,
      I know, right?! Lots of inspiration there in both the color and fabric selections as well as quilting options. ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. Oh dear, and I still haven’t started mine. Don’t give up on me though, I will do it, it’s too lovely a pattern not to.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Kate,
      I would never give up on you! There is no deadline, remember?! You are good to go – you’ll finish it when it works for you. ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. joymcd305716439 says:

    Oh dear.. I am so behind.. so slow on this slow sew a long! I have the jelly roll, now need to cut out the white strips, but I am too busy travelling… I will be the last one finished I think… but lovely inspiration, thanks for sharing!! xx

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Joy,
      Sometimes life gets in the way with other things for us to do! That’s okay – it isn’t a race. By taking your time you’ll see other finishes and find the perfect inspiration for your quilt. ~smile~ Roseanne

  6. I think your quilting looks lovely. Wouldn’t change a thing.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Lori,
      Well, that is so sweet! Thanks! The stitch on the white rows is what I had in my head for the whole quilt but not every wave in the ocean is the same so it’ll be fine. ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. Dawn Tornes says:

    My Regatta is all finished! I just love it and the photo shoot was so fun! Thanks for hosting this no pressure quilt along!

  8. Vicki in MN says:

    Still fun to see all the Regattas in different fabrics, each take on a different look. I am a maybe on the next sew along-because it will be summertime!! Excited to see your finish next week;)

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Vicki,
      I know, it’s hard to commit to something you haven’t seen right?! Summer is a nice time to start something with no pressure because there are a lot of other/better (??) things to be doing. ~smile~ Roseanne

  9. Rebecca Grace says:

    These are gorgeous! It’s amazing how such simple piecing can yield such sophisticated and beautiful quilts. This would be fabulous for teaching beginners, wouldn’t it? You’re just using jelly rolls so students could start sewing so much faster than if you had to teach everyone how to cut straight strips first, right?

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Rebecca,
      This would be fabulous for a beginner class. All jelly roll strips, and you can see that you can be creative if you don’t have two of the same strip. I am sure Daniela would be thrilled to hear and see student’s finishes. ~smile~ Roseanne

  10. Shannon Fleming says:

    I still need to get my second one quilted, but customer quilts keep sneaking in. It is next in line for my next quilting break….

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Shannon,
      Well, first things first! And you’ve had some wonderful customer quilts to work on. I’ll add your second one to the last update. I’m looking forward to seeing what you’re going to do on it. ~smile~ Roseanne

  11. Gretchen says:

    I still haven’t quilted my Regatta but I do have all the leftover pieces sewn together. Hopefully I’ll have them both quilted by the end of April.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Gretchen,
      That’s great and there is no rush or pressure to finish. I made it my March OMG project so I have to get that binding sewn down this week to make it. Well, I guess I still have a 10 days so that should be plenty of time. It’s still in a heap on a coffee table in my living room. Taunting me! HAHA! ~smile~ Roseanne

  12. Pam says:

    Thanks for sharing all of the beautiful regatta quilts. I didn’t get to participate this time but I really enjoyed seeing all of the different fabric choices. Very inspiring.

    • Roseanne says:

      Hi Pam,
      Technically, it’s not too late to start. Several folks haven’t gotten very far, and there really isn’t an end date. Maybe you can join us for the next no-pressure sew along? I’d like that. ~smile~ Roseanne

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