Deep Blue Sea

Hello again! I’m Natalia from Piece N Quilt and I am so happy to be sharing this tutorial.
The main part of this quilt is made from a panel and some turnovers.

2 Nautical & Nice Turnovers
1 Nautical & Nice panel
7 yards Nautical & Nice Bubble Regatta Red (background & backing)
1 Yard Nautical & Nice Ropes Regatta Red for binding
2 Yards Nautical & Nice Surf White Cap
2 Yards Nautical & Nice Waves Ocean  
1 Yard Nautical & Nice Stripe White Cap
1/4 Yard Nautical & Nice Ropes Blue

 

 
Start out by cutting  36 -6″ squares from your background fabric.

Cut in 1/2 diagonally. As shown in the image above.

Cut in half again in the opposite direction. As shown in the image above.

 
Now separate your turnover pieces into the color combination’s you’d like for your blocks.

Now cut your turnovers in half as show in the image above.

Cut 72 – 4″ squares.

 
Now stitch lay your block out as shown in the image above.
  
Stitch together in rows.
Now stitch the block together to create a block similar to the one above. Repeat this process until you have 18 blocks.
Now cut your sashing. Cut 7 – 2.5″ strips. Since I used a directional fabric I cut the sashing for the sides of the block with the fabric going the direction shown in the image above.

For the top and bottoms of the blocks cut 7 – 2.5″ strips withe the fabric going the direction shown in the image above.

 
Cut 33 – 2.5″ squares for the cornerstones of the sashing.
Stitch the bottom section of the quilt together as shown in the image above.

From your white background fabric cut 4 – 2.5″ strips.

Add a border around one block for the top left corner of your quilt. As shown in the image above.

 
Sew the other two blocks together with the white sashing as shown in the image above.
  
Now take your panel and trim all of the borders off.
You want your panel to look like this.

Now stitch the single block with white border to a 17.5″x9″ white strip. Then sew to a piece of sashing as shown in the image above.

 
Now take this piece and sew it to the side of your panel.

For the right side where the applique words will go sew a 9″x33.5″ piece. As shown in the image above.

 
Now you will print out onto paper the saying “You and me and the deep blue sea”.
 
For the section shown above you will need to stitch a 10.5″x29″ piece as shown in the image above.
Using our starch applique tutorial you will applique the words onto the two sections.

After the applique is complete you will sew the top section of the quilt together as shown in the image above.

 
Now sew the top and bottom sections of the quilt together.

Using your stripe fabric you will add a 3.5″ border.

 
 

  Now quilt, bind with the red material and enjoy.

1- 87″x83″ deep blue sea quilt.

I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I enjoyed designing and making this quilt. Don’t forget to stop by my blog and website. I’d love to hear what you think. 
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Natalia Bonner
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