Sunday, September 30, 2012
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.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
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.