We recently commissioned a quilt for the boat from our very talented friend Laura Preston. Her company is Vacilando Quilting Co., and you should follow her because her work is fantastic.
Our quilt arrived the other day and we're super excited to take it to the boat, but for now, here are a couple of photos (courtesy of Vacilando Quilting Co.) that Laura sent before shipping it to us:
You can't really get a good look at the reverse side detail in the overall shot above (it's fabulous, and I love that little white rectangle), but we went with a soft patterned gray fabric that looks like this:
Also, the out-of-the-box experience was really sweet, complete with a hand-written note on the back of a Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska postcard. Awwwwww.
Laura also makes a super versatile tote called the Subway Tote. We ordered two of them for the boat with the idea that they would make great multi-purpose bags for shlepping stuff to and from the boat, going grocery shopping, etc. When they arrived, we had just returned from the market and so we decided to see how much the Subway Tote would hold in the way of groceries. Not only did it hold our entire bag of groceries, but we tried a wine bottle in one of the small outside pockets (there are four of these pockets), and it fit perfectly! Glad we got two of these!
The Subway Totes come in nutmeg, natural, and navy ($45/ea). Ours are both navy, and there are better photos of the bags on her site, of course.
Laura was so much fun to collaborate and work with on this project! I think we might need a new quilt for home! 🙂