Monday, April 8, 2013

Out to Sea Quilt

When Megan moved into her 'big girl' bed I told her that I would make her a new quilt, with her choice of fabric. I set out a couple of fabric options and she immediately picked Out to Sea. Mermaids and Pirate Girls... who could resist!

Out To Sea Quilt

I wanted a pattern with good size pieces so we wouldn't end up with a quilt full of headless pirates or octopus without tentacles. I ended up picking a free pattern from the Andover website. It uses only 2 blocks, with good size pieces (4" x 4" and 4" x 8"). And one of the blocks is pieced with partial seam construction... easy to do, and adds a little interest to the layout.

Out To Sea Quilt

The only thing I did different from the pattern was I left off one column... so rather than an 80" x 80" quilt, I ended up with a 64" x 80" quilt... much better to fit on her bed.

Out To Sea Quilt

Fabric: Out to Sea by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller
Backing: Essential Dots by Riley Blake
Pattern: Frippery Quilt (available at Andover's website)
Quilting: Russ @ The Back Porch Quilters


Phyllis said...

That looks lovely, she must be very happy with it!

Erica said...

This is gorgeous! I love this collection

cat and vee xoxo said...

It's gorgeous, I love it Tammy. Out to Sea is such a sweet, gorgeous line. I know what you mean about not wanting to slice through pirate-heads or pctopus-tentacles too, I can never bring myself to do it! There will be so many sweet things for Megan to find - lots of 'I Spy' goodness. I really love that seaweed print in the navy + pink, it's one of my favourites.

cat and vee xoxo said...

*octopus, not pctopus!

suemac said...

Very cute

Sara said...

Oh it is so pretty Tammy!! The quilting is wonderfully done!

Becca said...

I love this one! Pretty!