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Nautical Stars

Get on board the nautical trend with fabrics featuring sailboats, lighthouses, and seagulls in patriotic-looking star blocks that are perfect for summer. Fabrics are from the Ahoy collection by Makower UK for Andover Fabrics. Digitized quilting designs are from Wasatch Quilting. Other designs are from Handi Quilter.

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Inspired by Picking Violets from designer Nancy Rink of Nancy Rink Designs

Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

Machine quilters: Marie Eldredge and Vicki Hoth of Handi Quilter



•    1 yard solid white (blocks, sashing)

•    1⁄4 yard each blue lighthouse print and cream sailboat print (blocks)

•    1⁄2 yard solid dark blue (blocks, sashing)

•    1⁄3 yard solid light blue (blocks)

•    2⁄3 yard solid red (blocks)

•    1⁄3 yard red stripe (inner border)

•    1 yard blue sailboat print (outer border)

•    3-1⁄8 yards backing fabric

•    55" square batting


Finished quilt: 46-1⁄2" square

Finished blocks: 12" square


Yardages 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 directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker fabric.