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Aquarium Views

Fussy-cut underwater and nautical prints and frame them inside boxes of sea and surf colors for a wall quilt that is perfect for little pirates and mermaids! Fabrics are from the Bartholo-meow’s Reef collection by Tim and Beck for Moda Fabrics.

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Assemble Blocks

1. From a teal, orange, green, blue, or white print gather a set of two 1-1⁄2×10-1⁄2" strips, two 1-1⁄2×8-1⁄2" strips, two 1×5-1⁄2" strips, and two 1×4-1⁄2" strips. From a second teal, orange, green, blue, or white print gather a set of two 2×8-1⁄2" strips and two 2×5-1⁄2" strips. From a third print gather a 4-1⁄2" square.

2. Sew 1×4-1⁄2" strips to opposite edges of 4-1⁄2" square (Diagram 1). Add 1×5-1⁄2" strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward center.

3. Sew 2×5-1⁄2" strips to opposite edges of Step 2 unit (Diagram 2). Add 2×8-1⁄2" strips to remaining edges of Step 2 unit. Press all seams away from center.

4. Sew 1-1⁄2×8-1⁄2" strips to opposite edges of Step 3 unit. Add 1-1⁄2×10-1⁄2" strips to remaining edges of Step 3 unit to make a block (Diagram 3). Press all seams away from center. The block should be 10-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.

5. Repeat steps 1–4 to make nine blocks total.

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