No, not for a crabby baby!
The couple I made this quilt for last year are now having a baby in July. Their wedding was on the beach last year and they chose a beach theme for their nursery. I just got back from the shower and boy did she get a lot of ocean themed gifts!
This quilt is my interpretation of the ocean/beach theme. I finished it at 10 am and the shower began at 11:30 (plenty of time! Gotta love a deadline!!!)
I tried to make the beach, water and sky. I used different quilting stitches in each color, too. The crabs came from Patches, a local quilt store. We live in Maryland so crabs are on many items. I ironed them on and quilted around them as I went.
One of my favorite things about this quilt is actually the back. I used minky so it is very soft and has a nice weight to it. I absolutely adore how the wavy quilting and the crabs show up on the back! So cute!
|I quilted the pebbles with pebble quilting! Ha!|
I got to use some beachy and watery fabric from my stash. I did buy that fabric with the cute little blue crabs.
As I was making the quilt, I cut each layer with both layers right side up on top of each other. Then I used the curve method to sew them together by bringing the part under the foot together about an inch before you sew it. No pins!
I did have to rip one out and try again as I must have pulled it too hard and it was a little ripply. And I ripped out some of the quilting that was really horrible because I forgot to put down the presser foot (it is hard to tell on my machine with the darning foot-is it like this on all machines?). Ahhh! Adventures in sewing!
|The back is not this poofy-just the light I guess. Can you find the crabs?|
|I used a light blue crab as the label. Thanks to my daughter for holding the quilt! See her cute shoes?|
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