These are some photos of my second quilt. Unlike my first quilt, this is the first quilt I made myself without a pattern or a class, and I’m quite happy with how it turned out.
When I started, I was very sure about how I wanted the front to look, but didn’t really have a plan for the back.
When my cousin announced she was pregnant, I thought this would be perfect for her new baby. But now that the quilt was for a very special little one, it needed something a bit more fun for the back.
Anne Kelle’s whales were perfect and exactly the right colours!
I did some simple straight-line quilting, and I love the crinkly look it ended up with. I bound it in Kona white. It’s not the most practical choice, but it does look nice. I followed the tutorial on how to machine bind a quilt from Red Pepper Quilts. It worked very well. So much easier than hand stitching!
The quilt measures about 50 by 56 inches.
I’m not sure what all the fabrics are. But here is a partial list.
- Kona white from Robert Kaufman.
- Anne Kelle’s Urban Zoologie collection Whales in the bright colour-way from Robert Kaufman.
- Crystal Palace from Classic Cottons.
The dark blue, light blue and yellow are just fat quarters that I picked up at a local quilt shop.
There may have been a test drive (ahem) before I shipped it.
Shannon is a Canadian sewing, quilting and stitching blogger living in Montreal. Also mother of four.
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