My sister is expecting her first child in November of this year, and is decorating the nursery in a nautical theme, with navy, aqua, and yellow. A couple of weeks ago, I made a quilt to match the nursery, and since I was finally able to give it to her this past weekend, I can finally share it.
She asked for a quilt with the colors of the nursery, but with the exception of a couple of nautical fabrics, she did not want a themed quilt. Since I prefer to make quilts without a theme anyway, that was perfectly fine by me! I think the anchor and wave fabrics are the perfect subtle touch.
When I think of nautical themed decor, I usually think of navy, aqua, and red, and although I really love that combo as well, the yellow is a fresh twist. This is definitely a palette that my nephew will appreciate for many years.
The colors and pattern of this quilt remind me of sunshine sparkles on the ocean, so I've named this one Sun Dappled Sea. I am pleased to report that my sister loves the quilt, and I can't wait to see a photo of it draped across the crib!
I first made this pattern with my Strawberry Season quilt, and several people asked for a little block tutorial. The blocks are a modified nine patch, finishing at 10 inches. The main squares were cut at 4.5," the strips were cut 2.5" x 4.5," and the center square was cut 2.5." This diagram shows the finished measurements of the block-
This quilt goes together quickly and easily, but I really love the lattice effect created when they are put together.