27 February 2012

Rainy Monday

Today is a rainy, chilly day here and all I want to do is be in front of my sewing machine happily stitching away. Duty calls though and I'm working. Sorta. (What? I'm blogging while I'm lunching. Doesn't count.)

This is my final baby quilt of 2011. Yes, I'm well aware of the fact that we're months into 2012. He's still a little baby. It still counts.

I knew when I was told that this momma was having a baby that she needed the surfboard quilt. She grew up on the island and is a surfer. New little man actually has a tiny surfboard on the wall in his room.

Pattern by Crazy Old Ladies is here. Easy peasy. Came together over a weekend - with a few modifications. I reduced all measurements by 25%. I thought this made for a more baby sized quilt. I also didn't do the appliqued flower boards. Completing this thing quickly was more important to me than absolute adherence to the pattern. (And truth be told, I don't think I'm a huge fan of machine applique after a few disasters I've had with applique and washers. And since this is for a baby, I expect it will be washed a lot.)

I used organic sort of wavy line quilting which I think looks like ocean waves. I was a bit nervous at first because I was worried that it looked like I was a really bad straight line quilter but I think I ended up with the right effect.

This is the quilt that generated the scraps for the square quilt I posted last week. While I was cutting the surfboard shapes, I went ahead and cut the squares for the other. I bought half yards of each of the fabrics and used up almost all of it. Just tiny scraps left now. Just to recap though, fabric is Surf Baby by Carina Gardiner for Northcott Fabrics. It was cute and perfect for the baby's room. He has monkeys, giraffes, elephants, etc in his bed linens and the colors were a great match.

Check one more off the list for me please! Yip yip yippeeeeee!!!  Linking up to Sew Modern Monday. (I don't know why the button looks odd. . .)



  1. Ireally love the colour and the texture of your quilt!

  2. That is so cute! What a lovely gift. I think your wave quilting looks perfect!

  3. You can really see the textures in your pictures. Congratulations on another finish.

  4. Well done - the quilting really fits the quilt theme.

  5. Very nice finish. Great color combos.

    Love for you to share it at my Wednesday's "Made by ME" Linky Party here: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/02/made-by-me-20-linky-party.html

  6. I love your surfboard quilt--and the back is really cute...wave-y lines perfect Julierose a newbie