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. 


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

  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!

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

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

  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!!


  6. Ashley,
    This quilt is gorgeous!

  7. Just beautiful! I love those prints!

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

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

  9. I keep coming back to this post to look at your quilt :) Love it! I shared this with my blog readers here:
    Thanks for all of your awesome projects!


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