Nautical Boy Quilt

Notice a trend recently??  Boy quilts have been the biggest request and more coming.  Lots of blue, green, brown and orange laying around the sewing room.

Nautical has been a big trend in fabric this year and from what I hear, it’s not going away.  Which is great!  The colors work well for boy or girl and gives you options.  Lucky for me this quilt was going into a nautical nursery.

via LayBabyLay

There are lots of great blue prints out right now.  For this quilt I wanted something that accented the nautical fabrics I had picked out.  Why not do half square triangles all going the same direction to mimic sails?

Off to cut lots of 5″ squares in white.  You will see more these coming up for a very cute project. Then cut even more 5″ squares for the varying blues I had picked up.  Piecing and pressing was easy, layout took forever but I designed to go with a repeating pattern.

For the back I wanted to keep it simple and go with light gray.  Of course I can’t make a quilt without some gray in it.

Turns out it matches the nursery perfectly.

Nautical Boy's Quilt

More Orange

Seems like everyone is having boys or at least that’s what my sewing trend has been.  Lots of blue, so how do you take blue and make it more fun.  Orange.  I tend to stick with gray as an accent but I wanted a modern nautical theme for this quilt.

Originally the quilt was going to be in the pattern like the citrus quilt.  Instead I went for an all over pattern.

I wanted to keep it simple and I think I succeed.

The back was just pieced was some leftover fabrics.  Wonky much?

I swear it was straight when I sandwiched it.  Oh well, gives it character right?