Your cart is empty.
Buy this item, get an item from Quilt Patterns at 10% off

Trade Winds PDF


Add to Cart:

Please Choose:

File 1

Hi! I’m super excited to release my fourth quilt pattern today. It’s called “Trade Winds” and makes me think of relaxing summer afternoons on the water!

Finished quilt size: 74” x 74”

This quilt is great for beginners, and comes together quickly! You can either sew the water strips straight, or you can do the fun curves. They’re really easy and I have a video tutorial here to show you how! You can also use scraps from your stash for a more interesting water area as well.


My fabric choices:

For this quilt I used a variety of blues, most were Moda Bella Solids, but you can use whatever blues you like. I used Moda Bella White 9900-97 for the main sail and other whites. I also used one of my medium blues for binding as well.

I decided to do some fun quilting on this one. For the waves I just did free hand curvy lines.


I did echo lines on the insides of the sails. I started from the outside of the sail and worked my way in towards the center.


I also added an applique’ seagull in the top right corner just for fun! I quilted windy swirls in the sky portion, and then outlined the seagull to make it stand out a bit more.


I used a medium blue for my binding and the backing is from the Day Sail line by Bonnie and Camille. It’s a soft grey with nautical words written on it.





This quilt is super easy to put together and can really be completed in a day! It’s also really flexible, you can make your sails any colors you would like, you can add different strips or patchwork to make it unique!

Note:This pattern is available in PDF download format only. Once your purchase is complete you may download the pattern from your account under "View Orders"