Friday, August 28, 2015

I think I see a whale

    Name:  I think I see a whale
Design:  Plus 4" squares
Size:  48" by 48"
Fabric: Kona Silver, lovely wee whale print from Sew Sisters, Navy crosshatch, Doe by Carolyn Freildlander 
for Robert Kaufman, Kiss Dots in Fog by Michael Miller and stash fabrics
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in grey in cross hatch
Binding:   Navy crosshatch, Doe by Carolyn Freildlander 
for Robert Kaufman
I finished this baby quilt last weekend.  It is for our son and daughter in law's friend's baby boy who has not yet made an appearance.  The design specs included navy, grey and whales.  What did they get?  Navy, grey and whales!  But I did throw in some sky blue sketch.  I just had to.  I think it makes everything pop.  

Anyway.  Did I mention there was also a possible request to make the quilt square?  So Square it is.  I hummed and hawed about this quilt for a long long time.  I had the fabric sitting on my table most of the summer.  I knew the baby was not due until late September so I had time but I think I struggled to come up with a way to make it all work.  Then I tried the sky blue along with the grey and navy and I relaxed and went for it.  The whale fabric was really tricky to find.  There are whale prints out there but often the whales are big and primary colours abound.  The whale print I used is from Sew Sisters and is just perfect.  I quilted this one is lovely light grey Aurifil 50wt in a cross hatch.  The binding is a navy cross hatch from Carolyn Friedlander's Doe line.  

The back was a lot of fun too!  Have a look!  Linking up with Amanda Jean for Finish it Up Friday.  


  1. Very cute and will be such a beautiful gift for a little boy.

  2. Love the plus placement - beautiful quilt.

  3. Great idea adding the sky blue! Very cute!

  4. Wonderful Cathy! Those really are the perfect whales for your quilt. No primary brights here! It's very soothing and I'm sure the parents will be ecstatic!

  5. Wow, you hit it all!! It's such a wonderful creation, I'm sure they'll love it!!!

  6. I love the way that your quilt turned out! Its just the right mix of light/dark/zinger. I'm hoping to make a plus quilt this fall. =)

  7. Love this pattern! This came out fantastic!!!

  8. I really like the colours and design in this quilt...............