This silly little baby quilt sure has done some traveling lately! I sent it off to a friend in Seattle, but had a small error in the address. The quilt was sent back to me, at which point I corrected the address and sent it off again! The first time I sent it out would have been great timing, as it would have arrived the day before my friend had her baby. But a surprise package after the first few sleepless nights can be just as fun!
I found this adorable whale print at JoAnn Fabrics and just had to have some! From the very first time I saw this print, it made me think of a friend in Seattle who was expecting a baby boy. When I got home I realized that I had lots of great coordinating prints in my stash, so I cut some strips and had a quilt top in no time flat! (Finished size is approximately 32" x 44")
During the same trip to JoAnn's when I found the whale fabric, I also picked up a copy of Angela Walters' AMAZING book, Free Motion Quilting With Angela Walters. I love all of the designs that she shares, and I chose the modern clamshells for this quilt. Knowing that I wouldn't be able to keep the clamshells all the same size, I went a bit wonky with it. I really love how it turned out, and I can't wait to use this quilting style again!
For the back I pieced some yardage from my stash. The binding is a light grey stripe from Sweetwater's Sunkissed line.
The main print on the back is from Mini Mikes:
This turned out to be one of my favorite quilts - from the simple strips to the colors and the fun quilting! And my friend sent me a message as soon as she received the quilt to say that she loves it!
If it feels a bit quiet around here, it's because I'm crazy busy with some sewing for my sister's wedding. I'm just about done with 2 flowergirl dresses, and then I move onto her wedding quilt! Unfortunately I won't be able to share any pics of it for a bit, because my sister reads my blog. ;) I should have a few wedding un-related things to share along the way, I hope!