All Aboard! 7 Quilts for Travelers: Map Quilts & Transportation Patchwork

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Quilting | Comments


Are you a traveler? Perhaps you’re looking for something unique to give a travel-lover in your life? A travel-themed quilting project might be just what you need! Trains, planes and boats in patchwork and map quilts all make for playful gifts for yourself and others, and quilts of all sizes, anything from minis to full size, can be a lot of fun to create.

Check out these fun quilts for travelers and consider stitching one for someone in your life who loves to see the world!

Patchwork Map Quilt of the US - Craftsy.com PatternPhoto via Craftsy member Quilts by Elena

Patchwork map quilt:

Raid your scrap bin and make your very own USA patchwork map! Choose your favorite fabrics for each and every state. Raw-edge appliqué and fusible web are needed, and the finished map measures 36″ by 23″.

Get the USA Patchwork Map pattern.

Colorful Airplane Quilt Photo via Spotted Stones

Airplane baby quilt:

When commissioned to sew a quilt for a baby boy (and his pilot parents), Krista of Spotted Stones created this charming airplane quilt, made from a paper-pieced airplane pattern found on Quilter’s Cache. This is a beginner-friendly pattern that requires just a few pieces of fabric, perfect for those who are new to paper piecing.

Sailboat Quilt - Craftsy Photo via Craftsy member It’s Sew Emma

Pieced sailboat quilt:

The Row Row Row Your Boat quilt will inspire any nautical enthusiast! Three rows of pieced boats follow after pinwheel suns. This quilt looks great as a bedspread or a wall hanging.

Get the Row Row Row Your Boat pattern.

Travel Quilt: Forms of Transportation Photo via Craftsy member Whims and Fancies

Forms of transportation quilt:

What is your favorite mode of travel? Whatever it is, the transportation pattern has you covered! Six paper-pieced block patterns are included, and the PDF includes a diagram that’s clearly numbered. Each finished block measures 10” by 10”, and prior paper-piecing knowledge is a necessity as instructions are not included.

Get the Travel – Transportation Paper Piecing pattern.

Map the World: Patchwork Quilt Photo via Quilts by Elena

Patchwork map of the world quilt:

Here is the companion to the patchwork United States map pictured above! In the Our World map quilt pattern, full-sized templates are included as well as easy-to-follow instructions.

Get the Our World Patchwork Quilt pattern.

Quilt Designed as Map of the Tokyo SubwaPhoto via Oh Fransson

Tokyo subway map quilt:

Elizabeth Hartman, instructor of the Craftsy classes Inspired Modern Quilts and Creative Quilt Backs, created the unique Tokyo Subway Map quilt. This modern design is full of tiny patchwork and brightly colored fabric. If you would like to make one of your own, check out Elizabeth’s pattern and her quilt-along. There are 1600 squares in this quilt, can you believe it?

Train Quilt on Craftsy Photo via It’s Sew Emma

Train and railroad quilt:

Create a coordinated bedroom set for your train lover with the All Aboard quilt. The multipurpose pattern features whimsical trains along with their own railroad. Directions are included for a wall hanging and a large twin-sized quilt.

Get the All Aboard Quilt & Wall Hanging pattern.

Who would you make a travel-themed quilt for?

Comments

  1. Anne says:

    These are really cute travel options. But, um, Colorado is a bit overcomplicated in the patchwork quilt. Squares are the easiest states to sew.

  2. Mo says:

    It’s also incorrect. Colorado doesn’t have any L-shaped bits, it’s a square. I personally would love to make one based off Washington state, as I have a friend that just moved to Italy from here. It’d be a nice memory-type of quilt for a gift.

  3. Doris Cates says:

    I like the guites