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Frederick, Maryland USA

I love designing and making quilts, especially folk and story quilts. All my patterns are easy to follow with step by step directions and photos. Every pattern begins with a quilt created and sewn on ...

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'Out to Sea' Baby Quilt

from Maryland Quilter
(7) Name: 'Quilting : 'Out to Sea' Baby Quilt
'Out to Sea' Baby Quilt
'Out to Sea' Baby Quilt

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Techniques used: frayed- edge applique, free motion quilting (optional)

Pattern Description:

Raise anchors and full sail ahead... it's time to go out to sea with the most stylish baby quilt! This simple quilt has a vintage look with sailing vessels in the background and an adorable dolphin swimming in the front. The quilt is a wholecloth quilt, which means that you cut the front, back and batting all the same size as the finished quilt. The applique bottle-nosed dolphin is sewn with the fabric edges raw, exposed. It is designed to fray to the stitches, giving a textured, folk look to the quilt. The applique and the quilting are done at the same time. There is no binding; the edges are finished by sewing all around and then clipping the edges to fray.

Every step in this quilt was planned to create the most beautiful quilt possible in the most efficient way possible.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximately 42x 36 inches (105cmx110cm)


  • 1 yard (.91m) vintage look fabric for front of quilt (I used Out to Sea by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller fabrics)
  • 1 yard (.91m) solid baby blue flannel fabric middle batting layer
  • 1 yards (.91m) solid navy blue flannel fabric for backing
  • 1 piece 9x20 inches (51cm x 23cm) medium blue flannel for the background dolphin applique
  • 1 piece 9x20 inches (51cmx23cm) dark grey flannel for the dolphin
  • 1 piece 6x7 inches (15cmx18cm) white flannel for dolphin's belly and eye
  • Tiny pieces of light grey fabric for the dolphin fins, tail, and top fin details
  • Approximately 20 large safety pins for basting
  • Darning foot or free motion foot accessory for your sewing machine (optional)
  • Thread

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