Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Nautical Baby Quilt

What's that? This is a sewing blog and I haven't posted a sewing project in a while? Ok Mom, you're right.

A friend of mine had a baby boy in the fall, so of course I had to make a quilt! I went with some anchor and sailboat fabric I picked up in Nova Scotia a couple summers ago and kept the pattern simple. The four patch squares are made from various scraps, so the whole quilt (except for batting) came from my stash.

I loosely quilted some waves to keep the quilting soft.

I've been saving this V & Co chevron ombré fabric for a while now waiting for the right project and it seemed to fit well for this one. I had to add a bit to the bottom and opted for a pop of lime green. I confess I really like this backing combo!

It looks good in my living room too, maybe I should change my colour scheme...ha.

I ended my quilt photo shoot with some play time. I got this mini wooden kayak in Lunenburg and it usually sits on my bookshelves. I was trying to make it look like it was battling waves.

I think this composition is my favourite, though. 

I'm hoping my other baby quilt arrives in the mail soon so I can post it. Until then, happy sewing!


  1. There is something about a dark blue with a bright green like this one that just looks so sharp. This is a perfect little quilt for a new baby boy. I love how you used the small kayak to stage the quilt. Especially the battling the waves picture. Come on mail! Deliver the other quilt! We want to see it.

  2. I love this!! And the backing is awesome. Can't wait to see the next quilt.

  3. I love nautical themed quilts for babies. I think it's great that this quilt came mostly from your stash. Also, that kayak battling the waves is just perfect!