Maritime Baby Quilt

maritime baby quilt


Hi everyone! Looking for a baby quilt that is simple and fairly quick to make?   This project is completed with a beautiful nautical and neutral line of fabric called Hearty Good Wishes by Janet Clare. I also envision this pattern in a fun black and white theme with pops of color in the secondary designs! If you decide to make this quilt, I would love to see your creation!   You can learn more about me and see some of my work on my blog at Urban Quiltworks.




  • 1 jelly roll -  Hearty Good Wishes  by Janet Clare
  • 3/4 yard Hearty Good Wishes - 1357 - Pearl
  • 1/2 yard Hearty Good Wishes - 1357 - Dark Ocean
  • 3.5 yards Hearty Good Wishes - 1352 - Sand

Separate jelly roll into creams, light blues, dark blues, and taupes.

From assorted cream prints cut:
  • 36 – 2.5” x 4.5” strips
From assorted light blue strips cut:
  • 36 – 2.5" x 2.5” squares
  • 36 – 2.5" x 4.5" strips
  • 18 – 2.5" x 6.5" strips
Assorted dark blue strips cut:
  • 36 – 2.5" x 2.5” squares
  • 36  - 2.5" x 4.5” strips
  • 18 – 2.5" x 6.5” strips
Assorted taupe strips cut:
  • 36 – 2.5" x 2.5" squares

Pearl fabric yardage  – cut 36  -  2.5” x 8.5” strips

*All seams are to be pressed open when assembling blocks. 
**When piecing together blocks, keep in mind that you will be making a total of 18 light blue and 18 dark blue blocks.

Sew cream 4.5” strip to light blue 4.5” strip -  make 18
Sew cream 4.5” strip to dark blue 4.5” strip -  make 18
Set aside.


Sew a  2.5” dark blue square to a 4.5” light blue strip -  make 18
Sew a 2.5” light blue square to a  4.5” dark blue strip – make 18
Set aside.


Sew a 2.5” taupe square to a 2.5” light blue square -  make 18
Sew a 2.5” taupe square to a 2.5” dark blue square -  make 18

Sew 2.5” taupe/light blue pieced strip to 4.5” light blue/cream piece as shown.
(make 18) Make sure taupe coloured square is positioned on the top right corner.    

Sew 2.5” taupe/dark blue pieced strip to 4.5” dark blue/cream piece as shown (make 18).  Make sure taupe coloured square is positioned on the top right corner.

Sew dark blue pieced 6.5” strip to dark blue block(make 18)  as shown:

and light blue pieced 6.5” strip to light blue (make 18)  as shown:


Complete the rectangle shape by sewing the 6.5" light blue strip to the top of the light blue block, and the 6.5" dark blue strip to the top of the dark blue block as shown:

Sew one pearl 8.5” strip to the solid blue side of each block (make 18 dark blue, 18 light blue) as shown:

Assemble and sew two light blue blocks with two dark blue blocks as shown, matching seams:

Lay out blocks  in a 3 x 3 order:

Sew blocks and rows together matching seams: 

I quilted this quite heavily, although it can completed more quickly with an allover design:


Bind with the Dark Ocean fabric using your preferred method of binding.


This makes a beautiful baby sized quilt,  48”  x 48”




Andrea Harris
{www.urbanquiltworks.com}

10 comments:

Christine S said...

Great quilt, thanks!

Diana and Rosie said...

It's absolutely adorable! I definitely have to make this quilt.

Debra Graham said...

Beautiful.

Southern Fabric said...

beautiful! What a great way to display this gorgeous collection!
Kelli Marshall
Master Quilter
southernfabric.com

Alexandra Jungen said...

This quilt is so beautiful!

harleywife57 said...

thanks for the tutorial ! it is an awesome quilt !

Cindy Sharp said...

Very nice.

Denise said...

I love the quilting. It is sturdy enough to survive repeated washings, and beautifully enhances the quilt. Very creative.

ladybug_dawna said...

I just finished sandwich ing this recipe...with a few tweaks. I used tone on tone stripes in yellow green beige linen and for the taupe I used a blue fabric. For the "cream" I had a sweet fabric with tiny pastel letters. I only used a 2x3 block layout with a small border of yellow and blue roses. I'm using a few blocks to quilt then frame as artwork and I made a matching pillow. Thanks so much for the lovely tutorial! Dawna

etamine said...

Thanks for this wonderful tutorial. I would like to do it but I cannot find the fabrics in french shops. Is there another possibility to buy them ?
Thanks for your answer.