Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Making a Baby Boy Quilt

Sometimes I get lucky, and a cute sewing project or pattern crosses my path, at the same time that I need to make a gift for somebody. I love when that happens!!

Recently,  I set out to make something special  for the first grandchild of my dear friend, Mary.  She is now the proud grandmother of a cute little baby boy!

What adorable baby  project "sailed into my horizon" at just the right  time?   
It is The Summercrafter's  new baby quilt   pattern...   High Seas
High Seas   by Summercrafter

And here is the High Seas  baby quilt that I made:

High Seas Baby Quilt                                  by Susie's Sunroom

High Seas  Baby Quilt      design by Elaine  Perez  @ Summercrafter blog
Dimensions:   37 inches  x 37 inches
Fabrics used:    Thar She Blows   by Michael Miller    ~ for the backing (whales)
                       Point of Sail        by Michael Miller    ~ for the border
                       Out to Sea  by Sarah Jane   Michael Miller  ~ the red striped binding
                       Ombre Fabric in blue   from my stash
I really enjoyed sewing these blocks!  Each block that I finished became my new "favorite" one.

The anchor block -  I used some blue  Ombre  fabric for the ocean water
The pirate ship block

The pirate block

The whale block

I quilted some simple 'wave lines'  in the border 
I just love the striped binding  ( sewn by machine on both sides)  and all of these spouting whales!

The back side

After looking at all of the whales, I remembered seeing a cute softy pattern for a whale...

Whale of A Time Plushies    by Christina McKinney  Birchfabrics

You know I just HAD to make a little ole' whale to go along with this pirate quilt!

Whale plushie and High Seas quilt gift set        by Susie's Sunroom

My gift set for baby

This quilt was so much fun to make, and easily started and finished in my weekend.  
Go on over to Elaine's blog, Summercrafter , to see all of her patterns and beautiful work!

I can't wait to give them to the little guy!

I'm off to my sewing room!
Linking Up at:       And Sew We Craft Together  @ And Sew We Craft  and       
                           Sew Cute Tuesday @  Blossom Heart Quilts


  1. What a lovely gift duo. I had seen this pattern already and have decided to make the anchor as a mini for my sewing room wall (to remind me to 'be still' sometimes). I particularly love the fabric you used for your anchor and that you patched the sea from different coloured blues. I think I may just have to copy your creative talent.

  2. This is SUCH a cute baby boy quilt! I have 2 to make this summer, and will be bookmarking your page for inspiration.

  3. That is such a lovely gift. The quilt and the softie are gorgeous. I LOVE the way that you have sewn in the label - so clever!

  4. The quilt turned out great and love the fabrics and backing. What fabulous gifts! Hmmm... I need to make a baby boy quilt.... I may have to follow your lead!

  5. What a darling gift set!!! There really is some cute boy stuff out there. This pattern is great because it will grow with him and is a theme he will love until he is about 13 :) so nice when the need, pattern, and quilter collide at the right time!!!

  6. Such a fabulous set, and that baby will know he's loved already!!! I can't get over how sweet your fabric picks look with that pattern...especially the backing print. Those whale softies are the perfect go-with present, too!

  7. The whale plushy is adorable and the quilt is so cute! Love the backing fabric! You make amazing gifts!!



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