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Seaside Stars

For a travel-theme wall quilt, choose nautical prints. The stripes and sailboats add movement and the bold pops of red punch up the contrast. Fabrics are from the Sea View collection by Makower UK and Dimples basics, both from Andover Fabrics.


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Inspired by Photo Finish from designer Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Co.

Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke



•    1⁄2 yard solid cream (blocks)

•    1⁄4 yard each stripe, red, and starfish print (blocks, sashing)

•    1⁄2 yard each sailboat, cream, and house prints (blocks, outer border)

•    2⁄3 yard seashell print (sashing, outer border)

•    1⁄2 yard solid red (sashing, inner border)

•    1⁄2 yard binding print

•    2-7⁄8 yards backing fabric

•    51" square batting


Finished quilt: 43" square

Finished block: 12-3⁄4" 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.