Ahoy! It's a Boy!

Monday, April 15, 2019

When my brother was in college, he worked one summer at a restaurant in Gulf Shores, Alabama called The Hangout. He wasn't just any regular server or cook though, he was a pirate!


Pirate baby quilt

As soon as he and his wife announced they were pregnant with a boy, I knew a pirate quilt would be perfect!


Pirate from The Hangout in Gulf Shores, AL

I admit, I have been collecting pirate fabrics for several years just in case this day would come. I can't tell you how ecstatic I was when I knew I'd be able to use them!


I had a set of pirate print fat quarters and scraps by Makower UK that I bought from a friend, and a one-yard piece of a coordinating print that I found at a local garage sale!


Pirate baby quilt

I cut the prints into 5" squares, then arranged them into an 8 x 8 grid alternating the light and dark prints.

Pirate baby quilt



It took me 20 minutes to cut and arrange all the squares, 

Pirate baby quilt



20 minutes to sew them into the top, 

Pirate baby quilt



10 minutes to pin baste with Warm & Natural batting

Pirate baby quilt



20 minutes to quilt it with Aurifil 50wt thread in color #2783, and 20 minutes to bind it.

A baby quilt, start to finish in an hour and a half! 

Pirate baby quilt



On the way to the baby shower yesterday, I stopped by a local shipwreck to take some pictures. (The shipwreck is actually part of the signage/yard art for a local restaurant. They don't have any pirates that work there though!)

Pirate baby quilt
Pirate baby quilt
Pirate baby quilt


The black and white striped binding was a great choice for this one.

Pirate baby quilt



I printed a label on white fabric and used Steam-A-Seam 2 to adhere it to the back.

Label with Bible verse on pirate baby quilt



The label has the Bible verse Deuteronomy 7:6 on it: "Out of all the people on the face of the Earth, the Lord has chosen you to be his cherished treasure." It was the closest verse I could find relating to a baby pirate! Ha!

Pirate baby quilt



I also found a baby onesie with pirate ships on it that says "Daddy's First Mate" that I gifted with the quilt.

Pirate baby quilt



This quilt isn't intended to be an heirloom or a quilt that matches the nursery. I wanted to make something with humor that will hopefully translate to getting lots of use!

Now I just have to wait a few more weeks until I can get a picture of my nephew on the quilt!





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15 comments:

  1. How perfect, Laura! That quilt is definitely meant to be used and loved and I can see in the faces of your brother and sister-in-law how excited they are to welcome their first mate.

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  2. What a nice posting, quilt and all.

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  3. Cute story, Laura! And you sure are fast at whipping out those baby quilts! Love the Bible verse for a baby pirate.

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  4. What a thoughtful quilt gift! Even though the pattern is simple squares, I am amazed at how quickly you were able to go from pile of fabric to finished quilt! The matching themed onesie and the "cherished treasure" verse were like icing on the cake. Congrats on your new nephew!

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  5. How thoughtful and perfect for a baby pirate.

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  6. That is a fun story and quilt! I love your pictures by the shipwreck. You always come up with the most creative photos!

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  7. What a great, thoughtful gift! I love that you've been collecting pirate fabric for years hoping to use it for this purpose! I'm also impressed with the treasure bible verse. Here's hoping the little pirate will snuggle with his treasure for years to come!

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  8. Beautiful baby quilt, I love this story!

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  9. I can't help but think of Judge Reinhold in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Beautiful quilt, and great location for a photo shoot! I can't wait to see pictures of your sweet nephew with his quilt. Thanks for linking up to What I Made Monday, and congratulations on the pending arrival to your brother and sister-in-law!

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  10. Such a great idea. You have such a way of picking the right theme and fabric for the babies that come along. And a super fast finish. What luck finding that onesie to go with it.

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  11. What an adorable quilt. And so wonderful that it has special meaning.

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  12. Arrrrgggg! You done a first rate job of making this quilt. I love everything about it and especially the bible verse. Nice work!!!

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  13. Super cute baby quilt. I love how you staged this one. Such perfect photos! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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