Sunday, September 30, 2012

"Whale" Quilt

It's a "whale" quilt for a baby boy!  So cute.  But funny story -- I bought the whale fabric & chose a pattern that had large pieces so the print could be seen.  As I'm putting it together, I showed it to Bob -- first thing out of his mouth is, "They're not whales, they're sharks."  Ha!  Fooled me.  Guess I don't know my sea creatures very well.  Of course, I had already ordered a stuffed whale to be given along with the quilt.  Maybe when the baby is older, the parents can buy a shark for him.  Giving a newborn baby a stuffed shark just doesn't seem right.  Sharks have big teeth!  They bite people!  Whales are gentle giants.

Flip side of the quilt.  Actually, it could be reversible.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Lava & Rocks

Here's the finished red/gray quilt -- "Lava & Rocks" -- it's only 41" x 49" -- a wall hanging.  It was fun to make.  I had to make templates for all of the pieces.  Sewing it together was a bit challenging -- & I had to iron all the seams open to keep down the bulk.  Machine cross hatch quilting finished it simply -- there's enough going on without adding elaborate quilting to the mix.