Hi everyone! I hope you’re all well and happy. Work has been keeping me very busy – both in the office and with traveling – but I’m still working on my creative projects and thought I’d pop in and share my my most recently completed quilt.
I actually finished this quilt about a month ago, but I haven’t posted it until now because I made it for my newest nephew, Caleb, and didn’t want to share the quilt until after he’d arrived and the gift had been given. I’m so happy that my adorable little nephew arrived safe and sound! He’s the 14th of my nieces and nephews (!), and I love him so.
Caleb’s parents are total Disney fans – Lilo & Stitch is one of their favorite movies. They went with a Finding Nemo-ish theme in the nursery and blue is a favored family color. I decided on fabrics that are a nod to Finding Nemo and Lilo & Stitch without being super obvious/licensed prints.
My thoughts on the different fabrics – starting with the shark/fish print:
1. “Fish are friends – not food!”
2. This orange is a fishy color, really makes the blues pop!
3. This print looks subtly Hawaiian-esque to me, referencing Lilo & Stitch
4. This fabric looks like fish bubbles, and I believe these two colors are a close match for Stitch
I used my Sizzix Big Shot and a square die to cut out all the squares (I believe it was this die) quickly and easily. Then I moved on to the piecing and quilting. I kept the actual quilting simple – I sewed simple, horizontal wavy lines to look like ocean waves.
The back of the quilt is a dark blue version of the orange fabric (fine/small dots) , and I used it to bind the quilt as well – giving the front of the quilt a slightly darker frame. I love how this baby quilt turned out. It was made with so much love, and is the first quilt I’ve given as a gift. :] I hope little Caleb uses it and treasures it in the coming years.
Until next time…