Sewing Up Some Quilt Left Overs

Yesterday morning I had an idea of how to sew up some left overs of a nautical quilt kit I purchased a few years back. My niece was having her first baby and was decorating the nursery in a nautical theme. I used the fabric to make the quilt pattern “Come Sail With Me.” And when I was all done, I still had a lot of quilt left overs.

Left overs from quilt
Come Sail With Me

I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with all the pieces but I knew eventually I would come up with an idea.

Nautical Scrap Pile
Nautical Left Overs

After pulling them out and sifting through what I had, I decided I would use the strips by cutting them up into bricks and sewing them together. I had some left over quarter square triangle blocks left over from the original quilt that I wanted to use up as well. These original blocks sewn together is where I started building my quilt.

Quarter square triangle blocks

Next, I had to figure you how to make the sail boat squares. I pulled out my Cube sets and started looking at the various shapes.

AccuQuilt Dies Used for Sailboat Squares

This is what I used:

8″ Qube Mix & Match – Shape #3 – 4″ finished half square triangle (lg. part of sail)

8″ Companion corners – Chisel 2 x 4 (part of sail) and shape #16 4″ finished trapezoid (bottom of boat)

12″ Qube Companion Corners – Shape 12.1 – 1 1/2″ finished half square triangle (sides for bottom of boat)

Sailboat Squares

Once sewn together, my squares measured 6 x 6 1/2. I put white sashing between the squares to make my row. From there I started making my rows alternating the colors. As a side note, instead of piecing sail boat squares, I could have used the Nautical medley die #55497 and appliquéd nautical designs onto a background fabric.

Scrappy Sailing!

Now I need to look through my stash for a backing piece. I believe I will quilt it using wavy lines across and maybe pebbles in the boat area. My niece is expecting another baby late this summer and depending on her nursery plans, she may receive this quilt as well.

Now what shall I make with the left over fabric pieces below? Be sure to share any ideas you may have in the comments section.

Happy Sewing!


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