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Nautical Baby Quilt

Make a splash with a nautical-theme crib quilt. Stitched in pink prints and rose polka dots, this baby quilt will make a great gift for any baby girl. Nautical-theme prints from the Baby Love collection by Susan Branch for RJR Fabrics feature the wisdom of Benjamin Franklin: “Little boats should keep near shore.”

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Assemble and Add Borders


1. Sew together three white polka dot 6-1/2" squares and two small boat blocks, alternating squares and blocks, to make a side inner border strip (Quilt Assembly Diagram). Press seams toward polka dot squares. Repeat to make a second side inner border strip. Join side inner border strips to side edges of quilt center; press seams toward quilt center.

2. Join three small boat blocks and two white polka dot 6-1/2" squares, alternating blocks and squares, to make a top inner border strip (Quilt Assembly Diagram). Press seams toward polka dot squares. Repeat to make a bottom inner border strip. Join top and bottom inner border strips to remaining edges of quilt center. Press seams toward quilt center.

3. Sew rose polka dot 1-1/2x42-1/2" middle border strips to long edges of quilt center. Join rose polka dot 1-1/2x32-1/2" middle border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward middle border.

4. Cut and piece crosswise-cut pink boat print 6- 1/2x42" strips to make:
2—6-1/2x44-1/2" pieced outer border strips

5. Join lengthwise-cut pink boat print outer border strips to side edges of quilt center. Sew pieced outer border strips to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward outer border.

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