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Changing of the Tide

Pair seaworthy prints and summer colors for a throw that’s dripping with nautical style. Color blocking in the border and striped triangles mimic ocean waves. Fabrics are from the Yacht Club collection by Michael Miller Fabrics.


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Inspired by Festive Pairing from designer Victoria Findlay Wolfe of Victoria Findlay Wolfe Quilts

Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke



•    5—18×21" pieces (fat quarters) assorted solids in blue, red, and aqua (blocks)

•    5—18×21" pieces (fat quarters) assorted prints in red, blue, and white (blocks)

•    2⁄3 yard white sailboat print (setting triangles)

•    1-1⁄4 yard solid navy (corner triangles, border)

•    1⁄2 yard solid aqua (corner triangles, border)

•    1⁄2 yard each solid red and solid blue (corner triangles, border)

•    1-3⁄4 yard red, white, and blue stripe (border)

•    5⁄8 yard binding fabric

•    4-1⁄8 yards backing fabric

•    73" square batting


Finished quilt: 64-1⁄2" square

Finished block: 15" square


Yardage and cutting instructions are based on 42’’ of usable fabric width.

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated. 

Press seams in direction indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker fabric.