Surf Report Quilt Featuring Off Shore by Riley Blake Designs

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I grew up in a family that listened to the Beach boys every day. I grew up in a family whose parents were from Southern California and surfed at beaches such as Doheny, San Onofre, and Rincon.  I grew up with a dad who made surfboards in the garage and my favorite smell was the smell of hot surfboard resin. I grew up with a stack of surfer magazines in my room and pictures of cute surfer boys plastered all over my walls. I grew up spending weeks at Newport Beach with my cousins in the summer.   I grew up admiring surfers like Kelly Slater, Mark Occhilupo,  and Tom Carroll and watching The Endless Summer on the weekends.  I grew up in California.

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This fabric that Dena Rutter created for Riley Blake Designs called Off Shore, embodies all the classic iconic surf culture that I remember as a kid: The lazy days at the beach, riding your bike down the boardwalk, and just hanging out at the beach house. This quilt that I designed is called Surf Report because it has five blocks on the top and the bottom for the five-day surf report forecast.   From looking at the fabric,  it looks like sunny skies, offshore winds and chest high surf.  FYI here is today’s surf report:

WNW swell will continue to show a little better through the day as the period comes down some and the peak energy trends a little more west. Improving conditions through the afternoon as the tide drops, before draining most spots on approach to a 0.6′ low at 5:49pm. Winds are light onshore.

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I love the block in this quilt because it reminds me of a iconic tribal surf image and it’s very masculine. I am so excited to be giving this quilt to my dad for his birthday.  In fact, the whole family is taking him to a Beach Boys concert to celebrate.  I think he will love this quilt!  You can download this pattern for FREE by clicking here.  Tag me on Instagram when you make yours!!

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Mufasa totally approves of this “guy” quilt.

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This quilt is perfect for the boy or guy in your life.  It’s totally masculine and totally cool!

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If you give your quilts as gifts, make sure to hug them before you give them away!!

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As always, bias plaid binding!!!!!

off shore quilt 8   Surfing is the life, the rest is details 🙂off shore quilt 10



  1. Jodi Searle says:

    The pattern doesn’t indicate the yardage of fabric needed to make this quilt. Can you let me know?

  2. Cathy Timmerman says:

    Thank you for this quilt pattern! One question: please list fabric requirements. For instance, how much white, how much prints? Would a fat quarter bundle work to fulfill the print quantity?

    • I have updated the download file to include the fabric requirements. Here they are as well 🙂
      ¼ yard cuts or Fat Quarters of 10 different fabrics
      1/3 yard of 4 or more theme prints for large squares
      1.25 yards off white fabric
      1/2 yard binding
      3 yards for backing

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