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.
I used a strip quilting pattern I’ve used before. I love it because it goes together really quickly.
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.
I quilted it diagonally across the map blocks (x marks the spot!).
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.
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!