Sunday, December 11, 2011

Deep Blue Sea, Baby Quilt

Well, as I promised, here is the baby quilt version of Sailing Weather, my paper boat mini, in a much more saturated color palette.  It has a different feel right?  I had tons of fun making this.
For the paper boat, I used the newsprint from Annie's Farmstand.  I enlarged the paper template I created to fit the scale of the quilt.
For the sun, I used the six minute circle technique, which is a way to do reverse applique by machine.  I pieced the sun with little 1 inch squares.
The binding is Kona Grass, and the backing is a dot from DS Quilts.  I free motion quilted the top with curly waves in the sea and puffy clouds and swirly winds in the sky. 
 
The quilt is approximately 36 x 42.

20 comments:

DianeY said...

Really, really cute! I like this one even more than the original!

gill said...

Fabulous and I love the quilting too!

Marg said...

I love both of these quilts, they are fabulous.
Thanks for the link to the six minute circle.

karen said...

I freaking LOVE this! A real inspiration. :)

CitricSugar said...

So pretty - I adore your pieced sun.

rachael said...

this is unbelievably lovely! the boat is just perfection.

LynCC said...

What a neat baby quilt! I love the fabrics, and the quilting really makes me smile.

Heather D. said...

This is awesome!! So modern and fun. I love the sun and I'm going to check out the reverse circle applique link you mentioned!

tabbiegirl said...

What a cute and original idea!

Alexis said...

Love, love, love. Just perfect! I like both color palettes.

Alisa said...

It's beautiful! I can see why it sold so fast!

Mary Anne said...

You make such lovely quilts, Alex! This one had to be a lot of fun to work on...and it shows!

**nicke... said...

LOVE! wow! i didn't think it was possible for this to get any better and you did it! so so cute! i love the little boat!

Rachel Hauser said...

Wow, it is such a gorgeous design. That pieced sun was so worth the time! Did you do it because of the scraps or have the idea first? I'm always curious about those processes. Not surprised that it's already sold!

Sharon said...

It's darling! Love the sun and the quilting.

Alison said...

Such a cute baby quilt! :)

Colby said...

Such a cute concept!

Kim said...

Really really fabulous! This quilt makes me smile :o)

Heather said...

Gorgeous! :o)

Sarah said...

This is awesome! I love it!