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Baby Quilt 1 – Nautical Theme

Currently, I am working on several baby quilts, not to mention the other quilts that are not.  Honestly, I’m not positive how many WIP’s; it’s somewhere between 5-10. That’s the most I’ve ever had!!

My very close friend’s daughter, Erica, who is the mom to be, is expecting a baby boy around Thanksgiving. Did you know that pirates are a very popular theme for babies now? She purchased a onesy with a scull and crossbones on it from Nordstrom’s at the sale. And, this motif is really popular.

So I let Erica and her mom pick out the pattern, which is a simple charm square quilt with a nautical theme.



The scull and crossbones fabric will be the backing fabric and the binding.

Here are some close-ups of the fabrics.







And this is the layout as of now. I’m sure I will change it around a bit by tomorrow. I was itching to start sewing tonight, but I know, I am more pleased with my layouts when I reexamine them the next day. So I will wait.


The other two baby quilts in progress are; a low volume quilt with coral and Aqua squares, (Mom’s choice – Lisa). The pattern is by Brenda Ratliff from@justabitfrayed, and Pink Castle Fabrics. This pattern also uses text fabrics. It’s perfect for my cousin Jordan, and his wife Lisa, and their little girl; Marigold Louise from LA. Everyone is calling her, Goldie. She is so cute!!

The third baby quilt is for my friend Tom and his wife, and their second child, Clara. The pattern is spools of thread. I chose that pattern, because they own Colonial Needle and Presencia Thread. And, I am a huge fan of their products.

Today I am linking up with Lee at Freshly Modern Pieced.

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7 Comments

  • Reply a maidenhair fern July 22, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Wow, such darling fabric! is it current? I'd love some of that sail boat fabric. Have you used the "stack and sew" method to sew such a pattern together? look here: http://amaidenhairfern.blogspot.com/2015/07/stack-and-sew-method.html

  • Reply Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl July 22, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    You are really busy with quilt projects right now! The nautical theme is really fun; I love those colors and the prints are going to be fun for a baby to look at.

  • Reply Sarah Fredette July 22, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    As someone who just finished up 4 baby quilts… Hang in there!!!! These are adorable nautical prints, and it will be a perfect baby quilt! 😀

  • Reply Kaitlyn Drinkwater July 23, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Cute! Love the fabrics! Kat @ katandcatquilts.blogspot.com

  • Reply The Colorful Fabriholic July 23, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Cute baby quilt! I like the high contrast from the deep darks and pale fabrics, good for babies to see earliest.

  • Reply EmileeHope July 24, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Such cute nautical fabrics! I agree that taking a break & looking over a quilt layout can often reveal something you didn't see before. It will be adorable when you get it all put together. You can't go wrong with a simple patchwork square pattern!

  • Reply Rachel @ Quiltineering July 31, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Such adorable prints!!

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