Thanks to the adorable Out to Sea panels available, this is a fairly quick project to assemble. When finished, this quilt measures: 42″ x 50″
- 1 map panel (1/3 yard)
- 1 1/4 yard boat panel
- 3/8 yard white (Soft White Cotton Couture by Michael Miller is the perfect match)
- 1/8 yard of at least 5 different ‘light’ prints and 5 different ‘dark’ prints from Out to Sea collection
- 5/8 yard red stripe
- 1 5/8 yard backing fabric
- Map Panel – 12” x 42½”
- Boat Panel – cut one side of the boat panel to 16″ x 42½”
- White fabric – (2) 3½” x 42½” strips and (2) 2″ x 42½” strips
- Red Stripe – cut (2) 1½” x 42½” strips, cut the remainder into bias strips. Set aside for binding
- Assorted 1/8 yards – Cut into (28) 4½” ‘dark’ squares and (28) 4½” ‘light’ squares
Match up 28 sets of one ‘dark’ and one ‘light’ 4½” square. Draw a diagonal line on the back of the light square and sew a 1/4″ seam down both sides of the drawn line.
Half-Square Triangle blocks: Carefully rotary cut on the drawn line and open blocks, pressing seams toward the dark fabric. You will now have 56 half-square-triangle (HST) blocks.
Set aside 14 ‘sets’ of coordinating half-square triangle blocks (28 blocks total). Square-up the remaining 28 blocks to 3½ “.
Hour Glass blocks: Take the remaining 14 pairs (28 HST blocks) and rotary cut across them diagonally, perpendicular to the seams.
Now match up opposing blocks and sew them back together, careful to match up the center seams.
Carefully open blocks and press them flat. Then square up the 28 Hour Glass blocks to 3½”. **Be sure to keep the center point in the center of the block when squaring up. For a more in-depth tutorial on Hour Glass blocks go here.
Sew rows of strips together in the following order. (Be careful to not stretch rows when sewing them together. Pinning rows in place will help. Also alternating seam directions will help to keep the quilt sides ‘square’.)
Sarah Jane’s coordinating Out to Sea stitchery patterns are also available now. You could use the same block technique and any leftover bias stripe strips to create a similar wall hanging.