NAUTICAL SCENE WALL HANGING (fabric panel quilt)

NAUTICAL SCENE WALL HANGING (fabric panel quilt)

I am sharing this quilt because I thought the readers would enjoy this small quilt. It is another idea for a personal quilt for yourself or someone in your life. I love the ocean, and purchased this panel in Maine on one of my trips there. Eventually, it evolved into the Nautical Scene Wall Hanging. It is another fabric panel quilt.

NAUTICAL SCENE WALL HANGING (a fabric panel quilt)

The actual panel is larger than the part I used for this wall hanging. In the photo, the panel extends from the solid blue inside border (between bubbles and sea shells) to the center section.

I trimmed the panel up and added the blue bubble batik fabric as the outside border. It was cut 2.5″ wide.

I pieced the top while up in Maine and somewhere in my travels the top got dirty. I opted to wash it after completion so that there was no much unraveling and threads to deal with.

For quilting, I used my sewing machine. I outlined around the sailboat and the lighthouse on the panel. I did simple stitch-in-the-ditch around three of the borders.

Nautical Scene wall hanging completed.

The backing is a nautical toile. The binding is the same fabric and was cut 2.5″ and ironed in half. It is machine sewed to the front and hand finished on the back.

Backing and hanging sleeve of the Nautical Scene wall hanging.

The hanging sleeve is also hand sewn to the back of the quilt. The finished size is 24″ x 25″.

The Nautical Scene wall hanging (a fabric panel quilt) is a gift to family friends who allowed me to stay at their home while dealing with mom’s final days and funeral. They are wonderful and I really appreciated all their help. This couple is very minimalist and a large quilt would not have worked. However, a small wall hanging in a nautical theme is perfect because they love the ocean too.

And so ends the story of the Nautical Scene Wall Hanging, a fabric panel quilt…

You can do this too

Making personal quilts for other people in our lives is fun and a great way to utilize the fabrics in our stash. Keeping the quilts simple can also make them fast and easy.

Here’s some other ideas for personal quilts using fabric panels:

6 thoughts on “NAUTICAL SCENE WALL HANGING (fabric panel quilt)

  1. Just wanted to tell you that I had a similar panel and used your idea here to make a small wall hanging for a family member. It was a super easy project, and my family member loves it and is showing it off lots. Your blog is full of fun and easy ideas. Thank you for sharing.

    1. It is always nice to learn how other quilters use the ideas from this blog. Thank you for sharing the nice news. Happy quilting.

  2. Great post! I have a nautical type fabric panel. I just couldn’t figure out how to use it. If I use your idea I can have a simple and quick wall hanging. Thanks so much.

  3. This is a great idea. I have several smaller fabric panels. If I start now and use your simple directions, I can have Christmas gifts done for family members this year. You are amazing. Thank you.

    1. I am always happy that other quilters find my ideas useful to them for their own projects. Happy quilting.

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