7 Nautical Quilt Projects

Posted by on Aug 31, 2013 in Quilting | Comments


Anchors, boats, lighthouses and the sea. You can’t look very far these days without running into items with the nautical theme. Especially this time of year! Luckily, this translates beautifully into the world of patchwork and quilting.

Here are seven nautical quilt projects that are sure to add a charming touch to your home.

Boat-Themed Quilt Hanging Outside

Pieced boats quilt

Fun rows of pieced boats follow after the sun in the Row Row Row Your Boat pattern. Half-square triangles (HSTs) of varying sizes are used to form ocean waves, boats and suns. This quilt works great as a bedspread or a wall hanging!

Quilted Table Runner Featuring Two Striped Lighthouses

Lighthouse table runner

Did you know that lighthouses are a symbol for safety? Their beams guide sailors safely home. The Lighthouse Table Runner Pattern with its patchwork border is a beautiful table runner you can whip up in a weekend. Pull it out for the summer season, or leave it on display all year long! Be sure to also check out the coordinating lighthouse wall hanging by this designer!

Blanket Featuring Large Quilted Anchor

Patchwork anchor quilt

Tiny patchwork squares and stripes work together perfectly to create the Anchors Away quilt, sewn and shared by Craftsy member _name_taken_. This is a free pattern from fabric and quilt designer Tula Pink.

While the overall effect seems to be complicated, the pattern is surprisingly simple.

Striped Pinwheel Quilt Pattern

Set Sail scrappy quilt

Dig deep in your stash to create the Set Sail pattern, designed by Sharon Holland. Pull out a wide variety of fabric and scraps for this stash-busting quilt. Geometric prints, solids, stripes, polka dots, shirting and vintage fabrics together form a scrappy quilt. Pay attention to value when you arrange your fabrics so that the colors in each block really pop!

Quilted Pillow Featuring Four Striped Lighthouses

Lighthouse throw pillow

Polka dots and a touch of embroidery are used to create a charming lighthouse pillow, sewn and shared by Craftsy member Celtic Thistle. The EZ Dresden ruler was used to cut out the lighthouses, which were then appliquéd onto the the pieced pillow top. Hand embroidered grass and seagulls along with quilted waves add the perfect finishing touch! Read more about this pillow.

Boat-Themed Quilt Featuring Three Large Black Anchors

Anchors baby quilt

This baby quilt is the perfect gift for new parents who love to sail. The Anchors Away baby quilt pattern by Maryland Quilter is a whole cloth rag quilt that is just right for a novice quilter. Anchors are sewn to the top of the three quilts layers, and then the edges of both the anchors and the quilt are snipped with scissors to form a soft frayed fringe. Babies and toddlers love the soft, tactile effect!

Large Blue Quilt with Geometric Patterns

Storm at Sea quilt

Beautiful batiks in blue and purple are used to make the Storm at Sea quilt, shared by Craftsy member Highplainsgal. This striking pattern is full of movement! While it appears to have curved piecing, it’s actually sewn with only straight seams. Check out the Tsunami (Giant storm at Sea) pattern for more details on this classic pattern.

Can’t get enough of the nautical theme? See also our posts on nautical sewing projects and patterns and nautical knits!

How about you? Do you celebrate summer with boats, anchors, and lighthouses? Are you a fan of nautical themed quilts and home decor?

Comments

  1. Patty Bostian says:

    Where can I get material w/ships on it?

  2. Rumi says:

    I live in a mountain town and love the sea. Often dreaming for holiday at seaside, but haven’t possibility to do there every year. So made a home decor. http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilting/home-decor/sea-beach-nine-paper-pieced-quilt-blocks/7848