It’s a pirate-y quilt, matey!

When we heard that some of our friends were having a boy this past spring I knew the quilt I made them would not be your average “cute baby boy” type quilt. They love all things nerdy/geeky and their quilt would have to reflect that. I ended up finding an adorable pirate fabric set by Riley Blake that I just knew they’d love.

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I used a strip quilting pattern I’ve used before. I love it because it goes together really quickly.

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I played around with the “map” block placement a lot. I wanted it to be multi-directional, and have the land and sea sections balanced so there wasn’t too much land or sea in any one section of the quilt.

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I quilted it diagonally across the map blocks (x marks the spot!).

Pirate-quilt-Wil-5I finished it without a binding.

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Here’s the finished quilt! As you can see, I created a border using the backing fabric. It ties the two together rather nicely, I think.

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The mother of this family just started a blog called raising little dragonslayers where she writes “mostly about the things that have the majority of my time, attention, and interest: parenting my two kids, general geekery, and the relationship between the two.” Check it out!

Also check out the chevron pirate quilt I made from the fabric I had leftover from making this quilt!

3 thoughts on “It’s a pirate-y quilt, matey!

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  2. Your quilts are truly unique and I am sure the couple were excited when they saw it. I hope they enjoy having it as much as you did creating them.. They are so cute! I am preparing to make one out of the same fabrics, and hope they turn out as cute as yours did. Will make 12 block applique design.

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