2/3 yd. main blue
1/3 yd. black swirl
1/3 yd. cream phrases
1/4 yd. black stripe
1 yd. cream skull
1/2 yd. red swirl for binding
Cut four 12" x 12" squares from main blue fabric.
Cut one rectangle 11" x 10.5" from main blue fabric.
Cut 12 rectangles 12" x 3" from black swirl.
Cut two 12" x 12" squares from the cream phrases fabric. Cut those two squares in half to create four large triangles.
Cut two 8.25" x 8.25" squares from the cream phrases fabric. Cut those two smaller squares in half to create four smaller triangles.
Cut two strips of the black stripe 31" x 3".
Cut two strips of the black stripe 35.5" x 3".
Cut and sew together four strips of the skull fabric 50"x 5".
Cut four strips of the red swirl fabric 54" x 3.25".
|Cut five squares from main blue fabric, 12" x 12"|
|Using template below, cut three sides of four of the main squares as shown above|
|Four of the 12" squares should now look like this|
|Using the same template as above, cut 12 semi circles from the black swirl|
|Finger press the center of the semi circles|
|Line up the center of the black semi circle with the blue piece, as shown above,|
make certain that the edges of the semi circle are even with the straight edge of
the blue piece
|Line up another semi circle opposite the first one, and sew the semi circles|
to the blue piece, starting at the center and sewing towards the edges
|Press the black semi circles open|
|Attach the top semi circle as instructed above|
|Trim the edges to ensure that the new piece is straight along the edges|
Make four blocks using the instructions above.
|Line up the small triangles on the edges of the "X" and sew together. Open and press.|
Attach the striped border as a straight border, and the skull border as a mitered border.
Quilt and bind with red swirl fabric.
Now, snuggle with a little boy you love, read a good pirate story and enjoy the quilt!
|Pirate Map quilt|
46" x 46"
by Emily Taylor