Seaside Wall Decor

size: 23"x27-1/2"


  • Beige print (border/backing), 7/8 yd.
  • Black on black print (binding/straps), 2/3 yd.
  • Red print (lighthouse, accent strip), 1/4 yd.
  • Fat quarters: light blue (boat background); cream/cream (lighthouse background); beige/beige (hand-wheel background); light blue (boat background); light brown (sand).
  • Scraps (approximately 10" squares): yellow (light); black (lighthouse, boat; cream/cream (lighthouse); med. Brown (hand-wheel); beige (boat); med. blue (water); white/white (sail).
  • Buttons: brown, 1"; black "ball", 1/2".


  • Warm & Natural batting (The Warm® Co.), 1/2 yd.
  • Steam-a-Seam2 (The Warm® Co.).
  • Fray Check.
  • All-purpose thread to match fabrics (Coats & Clark®).
  • KK2000 "green" temporary spray adhesive (Sulky®).
  • Rotary cutting supplies (Olfa®): ruler; mat; cutter.
  • Machine quilting foot: walking; darning.
  • Hand sewing needle.
  • Straight pins.
  • Iron and pressing board.


  • Note
  • 1. Read all instructions before beginning project. Use a 1/4" seam allowance throughout.
  • Cutting Instructions
  • 1. Cut the following:
  • 2. 10-1/2"x21" rectangle from the lighthouse background print
  • 3. 10"x13" rectangle from the boat background print
  • 4. 9-1/2"x10" rectangle from the hand-wheel background print
  • 5. 3-1/2"x20" rectangle from the sand print (sand)
  • 6. Three 1-1/4"x42" strips from the red print (accent strip)
  • 7. Two 2-1/2"x20" strips from the border/backing print (border)
  • 8. Two 2-1/2"x29" strips from the border/backing print (border)
  • 9. 24"x29" rectangle from the border/backing print (backing)
  • 10. 2-1/4"x26" strip from the binding/strap print (straps)
  • Transfer Patterns
  • 1. Print out patterns. With a pencil and the steam-a-seam, transfer patterns onto clear paper side of fusible webbing. Follow manufacturer's instructions.
  • 2. Cut just outside of the pencil line.
  • 3. Position all of the lighthouse pieces onto lighthouse background, using photo or pattern as guide. Be sure that they are centered on background. The pieces are repositionable, so it is easy to move them, if needed. (Note: Measure the distance of the lighthouse from edge to edge of the background print, with a ruler.)
  • 4. Press lighthouse pieces onto background print. Repeat step 3 with boat and hand-wheel. Position and press remaining pieces to appropriate background prints.
  • Appliqué Lighthouse, Hand-wheel and Boat
  • 1. With matching thread in the needle and the bobbin, make a .5mmx2mm zigzag around the different shapes. (Note: Use black to help outline the shape along the lighthouse cream areas. Use a narrower zigzag in that area.)
  • 2. Remove paper from back of appliqué.
  • 3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for hand-wheel and boat pieces.
  • 4. Press well.
  • 5. Note: Use a piece of paper as a stabilizer underneath the zigzag areas.
  • Sew Wall Hanging Together
  • 1. Sew hand-wheel block on top of sailboat block. Press.
  • 2. Sew the above section to the left side of the lighthouse block. Press.
  • 3. Sew the "sand" strip to the bottom of the above wall hanging. Press.
  • Add Accent Strip
  • 1. Sew the three pieces of red accent strips right sides together. Press the red accent strip in half lengthwise. Sew a strip across the top and bottom of the wallhanging. Press. (Note: Take your time as this is skinny and may shift.)
  • 2. Sew a strip onto the sides. Press.
  • Add Borders
  • 1. Sew the two 2-1/2"x20" border strips across the top and bottom of the wallhanging. Press.
  • 2. Sew the two 2-1/2"x29" border strips onto the sides. Press.
  • Quilt the Wallhanging
  • 1. Cut a piece of batting to measure the same as the wall hanging front. Layer the wall hanging in this order: backing (face down). Tape this piece onto a table to secure for next layer, batting, spray with KK2000, wall hanging front (face up). (Note: Be sure to measure the front of the wall hanging so that the top and bottom edges are the same length, and the sides are the same width. Pin along the edges and the center of wall hanging.
  • 2. With matching thread in the needle and bobbin, use a walking foot to stitch around the accent-colored strip, next to the border strip (stitch-in-the-ditch method).
  • 3. Stitch around the outside edges of the wall hanging with matching thread.
  • 4. With matching thread in the needle and bobbin, stitch around the lighthouse, hand-wheel and boat. This will help stabilize your quilt for free-motion quilting, in the next step.
  • 5. With a darning or free-hand quilting foot and the feed dogs lowered, quilt in a loopy or meandering pattern all over the quilt top. (Only quilt inside of red accent color avoiding the appliqués.) (Note: Use a thread for quilting that is "hidden" across all surfaces on the wall hanging front.)
  • 6. Stitch diagonal lines, approximately 2" apart, across the red area of the lighthouse, using photo as guide.
  • 7. Stitch two lines, approximately 1-1/4" apart, across the boat, to simulate wooden boards, using photo as guide.
  • 8. Trim all edges, of the wall hanging, straight in preparation for the binding.
  • Add Binding
  • 1. From the black/black fabric, cut enough 2-1/4" bias strips to go around wall hanging. You will need to piece. (Note: Use bias strips for ease of applying the binding. Bias strips "give" a little and lay more flat, as well as sew more smoothly.)
  • 2. Press seams open and then press binding in half, lengthwise.
  • 3. Sew the binding, begin at about 6" from the end of strip, around the edges of wall hanging. Follow binding directions.
  • Add Straps
  • 1. Press a 1/4" hem along both sides of the 2-1/4"x26" black binding strip.
  • 2. Press in half again, matching folded edges. Topstitch along both sides and close to edges of strip. Cut strip into four equal lengths.
  • 3. Fold strips in half to form a loop for straps.
  • 4. Pin loops in four equal positions along top of the wall hanging. Use photo as placement guide.
  • 5. Use Fray Check to secure raw edges of straps.
  • 6. Sew brown button to center of hand-wheel, and black button to top of sailboat mast.

by Denise Clason

Pattern - Seaside Wall Decor

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