Ahoy Mateys and Happy Friday!! I have another finish this week to share with you!! The personality of these prints basically required a baby/toddler quilt and the simple patchwork design of this quilt allowed for Sarah Jane's adorable pirate themed prints to shine.
I used this larger map print on the back along with some more sailboats and a couple of the prints from the front.
The binding is a stripe from the collection and because of the scale, I took the time to match up the stripe when sewing the binding strips together. Can you see the seam? I have a tutorial on how to do that HERE.
I did not use a pattern for this quilt. I knew that I wanted this design and planned the size of the squares based on the scale of the prints - 6" large squares and 3" smaller squares. Usually, I prefer an odd number for the number of blocks in a row or in a column, but this one just worked out better as a 6 x 8 - I think that 36 x 48 is a perfect baby size!
I chose to use all the same print in the four patches - the ivory with ships wheels - to give some repetition to the quilt. When using a bunch of prints, that gives a calmness and order to the design. This also enabled me to strip piece - I needed 24 four patch squares which meant 48 sets of the ivory print and another fabric. I had 6 different fabrics, therefore 8 of each one. The squares are 3 1/2" unfinished, so 8 x 3 1/2 = 28". I cut 30" strips so I would have a little extra, stitched them in pairs and then sub cut into 3 1/2". Phew!! Who knew quilting was so complicated!!
One last look...
Additional details -
Fabric is all Out to Sea by Sarah Jane Studios for Michael Miller Fabrics
Batting - Warm and White 100% cotton
Pieced with Aurifil 50wt. 100% cotton
Quilted on a Babylock Tiara with Superior Masterpiece polyester thread
This quilt is for sale and will be in my Etsy shop eventually. Yep, still procrastinating. I am hung up on designing a label to put on my quilts. I can't decide if I want it to say my name or The Sewing Chick! Opinions appreciated!! (Let's see who is still reading ;-)
Linking up with these amazing bloggers:
Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Up Friday
Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?
Caroline at Sew Can She for Show Off Saturday