Whale of a Tale: Quick Adventure Quilt Pattern

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Whale of a Tale: Quick Adventure Quilt Pattern

Quilt Designed by Karen Ackva. Sewn by Deb McDonald.


Set a young child’s imagination on a smooth-sailing course for fun and adventure with this cute maritime crib quilt. Large patches, particularly in the center block, are a great showcase for novelty prints, and quick triangle-squares provide a sense of motion in an overall very easy design.
You can make your own version in time for that upcoming birthday party or baby shower and finish it with fast allover quilting, or read About the Quilting for ideas on how to take it up a notch and accentuate the piecing by using a variety of quilting designs in different areas.

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Finished Quilt Size
42″ x 56″

Number of Blocks
1 Large Nine Patch Block (21″ x 21″), 8 Road to California Blocks (10½” x 10½”), 4 Small Nine Patch Blocks (10½” x 10½”)

Whale of a Tale design by Karen Ackva

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The Whale of a Tale quilt is patterned in the August/September 2017 McCall’s Quick Quilts issue shown below.

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