Friday, August 29, 2014
A WHALE of a baby quilt!
My moms friend and co-worker Shelly is having a baby boy! She decided a week before her baby shower that she liked the theme of green and navy . . and whales. I love it too, and [by the way] ever since I completed this quilt, I now see whales on baby clothes everywhere I go! ;c)
Shelly still has not decided on a name, but that's okay we will add that to the quilt later, no problem. But thankfully, I was able to at least make a quilt within her range of colors just in time for her baby shower.
I made this quilt similar to the applique baby quilts I have made previously. I made a Monkey, an Owl, 2 Owls, and one with a puppy. It's easy because you can take several colors or prints from the nursery, and use those throughout the quilt.
I drew the image on fusible stabilizer, and then once the appliques were fused to the background, I used a raw-edge machine buttonhole stitch to secure.