Tutorial – Sail Away Baby Quilt
I’m in a thinking-of-summer mood, and this little sail boat baby quilt shouts it out. Don’t you think? This is from 2014 by Riley Blake called Sail Away. We have made a few quilts that incorporate sail boats from time to time. This one is different in that it uses the same fabric for the sails as well as the boat itself.
The blocks are a cute little 6″ x 6″ and the quilt itself finishes at 38″ x 42″. The fabric choices for the waves underneath each boat look very much like water. Also, the quilting helps with the wave movement too. Can’t you just see the swells of the water in those quilting swirls?!
Sail Away Ingredients
- 1 – 2.5-inch jelly roll
- 7/8 yard border fabric
- ¾ yard white
- Binding 5/8 yard
- Backing 1-1/3 yards
You will only need 15 strips from the jelly roll so this might be a better project from scraps or stash. Since you will need only (3) 2.5″ squares and (1) rectangle 2″ x 3.5″ from the print fabric for each boat, not even half of the strip would be used. That is another reason that it might be better to not waste a whole jelly roll.
Most noteworthy, you will see in the block above that six HSTs are needed along with four rectangles – one in the print, two in white, and a longer one in the water color. I thought this might be a great use for the leftovers from our Regatta quilt sew along! We still have quite a few strips left, although we did use some in a doll quilt. I think this would be a fun baby quilt to make and add to our go-to patterns. How about you? What do you think?
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