Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Out to Sea Quilt

One of my very favorite quilt blogs is Red Pepper Quilts. I love Rita's style and I can always count on her to inspire me daily with the things she creates! When I saw her Pieced Scrap Border quilt tutorial a couple years ago I knew that I wanted to make one very similar! 


I followed her tutorial to put together my blocks but changed up the measurements a bit- I used 2.5 inch strips instead of 1.5. I had to throw in the map in the middle because it just seemed like the perfect place for it, and also added some borders.



I absolutely love the Out to Sea line from Sarah Jane. Most of the fabrics I used in this quilt are from the line, but I did throw in a handful of other scraps I had lying around.


When I was initially gathering my fabric and planning for the quilt, I was only going to use navy blue and pink. Last minute I decided to throw in some orange to match the mermaids hair and I am so glad that I did. I love the colors and it is one of my favorite quilts I have made thus far!


I wanted this quilt to be light and easy for my daughter to drag around the house, so I backed it in minky and skipped adding batting. I love the weight of it.



I quilted straight lines diagonally creating large X's through each block. 



I used all of the leftover scraps to create a super scrappy binding... It wasn't the smoothest binding with seams every 2 inches at some points but I love how it turned out. 






9 comments:

  1. Completely adorable! Love how you framed the map in the center too.

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  2. This is wonderful! I'm in love with the Out to Sea line too, and absolutely adore how you framed the map and ships!

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  3. So darn cute! I love Sarah Jane's fabrics. Great job!

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  4. I love this fabric line but I am madly in love with the quilt you created. FAB FAB FABULOUS!

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  5. I stumbled upon your blog today and I seriously don't know how I didn't find it sooner! You are just so talented!! I love all of your fabric choices!! I was looking for a dipper bag to make for a little girl a month or so ago and I wish I had found your tutorial!! it would have been perfect!! Oh well I know where to come next time!! you go lady!!

    -Haley

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  6. Ashley,
    This quilt is gorgeous!
    ~Janelle

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  7. Just beautiful! I love those prints!

    Your quilt has made me go search out some of these fabrics to add to my stash.

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  8. That is totally cute! I love those fabrics! Great design too!!

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  9. I keep coming back to this post to look at your quilt :) Love it! I shared this with my blog readers here: http://littlebitsofeverythingqce.blogspot.com/2013/08/a-few-of-my-favorite-quilty-things.html
    Thanks for all of your awesome projects!
    Rachel

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xoxo, Ashley