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Seaside Squares Baby Quilt

Use bright underwater-theme prints to assemble a baby quilt. Fabrics are from the Snorkel Adventure collection by Timeless Treasures Fabrics.


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Inspired by Time Traveler from quilt collector Jody Sanders

Quilt tester: Janet Klockenga



Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.


▫    1-1⁄8 yard total assorted solids and prints in green, white, light blue, red, and yellow (blocks)

▫    3⁄8 yard solid red (blocks)

▫    1-1⁄8 yards solid yellow (blocks, border)

▫    7⁄8 yard dark blue print (setting squares)

▫    1⁄2 yard binding fabric

▫    3-1⁄3 yards backing fabric

▫    59" square batting


Finished quilt: 50-1⁄4" square
Finished block: 8-3⁄4" square


Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

    The solid yellow triangles are cut larger than necessary to allow the squares to “float” slightly. They will be trimmed after assembly.


From assorted solids and prints, cut:

▫    117—2-1⁄2" squares (13 sets of 9 matching squares)

From solid red, cut:

▫    52—2-1⁄2" squares

From solid yellow, cut:

▫    5—3-1⁄2×42" strips for border

▫    26—4-3⁄8" squares, cutting each diagonally twice in an X for 104 large triangles total

▫    26—2-5⁄8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 52 small triangles total

From dark blue print, cut:

▫    12—9-1⁄4" setting squares

From binding fabric, cut:

▫    6—2-1⁄2×42" strips for border