Nautical Mini Quilt Pattern & Giveaway

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When I told my daughter I was hosting Nautical Week she said, “Isn’t every week Nautical Week for you?”  I had to laugh because it’s totally true!!  

I am so excited to announce that I will be teaching a nautical themed modern quilt aboard the Made Modern Quilt Cruise next year in March!

As much as I love to wear sporty nautical wear, I’ve never actually been on a cruise….gasp!!!  I am happy to be joining two AMAZING quilters: Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew and Amy Ellis of Amy’s Creative Side.  You can read all about the details of the cruise at Stitchin’ Heaven Travel.

stitchinheaven-footer-logoEscape to the Caribbean, make new friends, learn a new technique, & sew all you want! How can it get any better?  Join us for a 7-night Western Caribbean Cruise!  Isn’t this concept brilliant?  Quilting & vacationing at the same time!!!

Modern2016_header-2I will be teaching a throw-size version of my Nautical Baby Quilt.  Did I mention I love anchors?


_MG_0559copyToday I am sharing with you a mini version of this quilt – something you can make in an afternoon!  It measures 30.5″ square.  And even better – you can go to my Instagram and enter to WIN this mini quilt!!

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Here’s how you can make one:

Block size 6″ quilt size 30.5″


8 or more 2.5″ x WOF strips of Navy print and Red Print.  I used Riley Blake’s Basics.

Fat quarter of navy dot for anchor

1 yard white solid fabric

1 yard backing fabric

Anchor pattern

Heat n Bond EZ Print sheets

1/3 yard binding

cotton batting

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Cut the 2.5″ strips in the following dimensions for each block (12 blocks total)

block insturctions

Sew (1/4″ seams throughout) the (3) 2.5″ squares together in a row, pressing toward the dark.  Then sew the 6.5″ strips to the top and bottom, pressing toward the dark.

Once you have 6 dark blocks and 6 light blocks completed, have your kitty help you lay them out.

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Sew these together in rows.

Cut a 9.5″ x 30.5″ strip from the solid white

Cut a 3.5″ x 30.5″ strip from the solid white

Attach these to the sides:

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I added the anchor last, after I quilted it.  I didn’t want to quilt over the anchor.  I wouldn’t recommend this normally.

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After quilting, print the anchor pattern on the Heat n Bond EZ print sheets (or trace it to appliqué paper) and it to the wrong side of the navy dot fabric.  Cut out around the anchor.  Press the anchor into place and top stitch to secure.  Add binding.
nautical mini quilt 6Head over to my Instagram and enter to win this quilt!!!



  1. Sonja McLane says:

    Love the quilt but if I don’t win thanks for the instructions!!!!!

  2. Quite beautiful!! Thank you for the giveaway and instructions!

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