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Friday, June 27, 2014

Under the Sea Baby Quilt

After a longer break from quilting and blogging I am back with this cute project I  designed for a friend. It's his present for the birth of his baby boy (who came to this world yesterday).
As he and his wife will take the little one right to their house at the sea for the summer to come back to town only in autumn, I chose a sea-inspired pattern where I used a light blue centerpiece with dark blue borders and 6 cute appliqued sea-creatures in lively colors.

Here is a closeup of the centerpiece:

All the animals have been made using my home-dyed fabrics. I have to admit that lately I end up using those fabrics (I do have a stash of them, too) much more than the commercial printed variety. Apart from the fact that I can always (try to) create the exact shade I want for my quilt, I particularly love the mottled effect that,while being true to color is not simply red or blue or green. Just look how perfect the green and brown fabric is for the shell of the turtle!

And here are the details of some of the animals:

The octopus:

The lobster:

The turtle:

The pattern is available for download on Craftsy.