A Whale of a Time

This is why I always do a little quilting on a sample sandwich before starting to stitch on a quilt.

See all the loopy mess? Tension needed major adjustment before I started quilting Splash.

Once I played with the tension, top and bottom, and got a good stitch, I moved on to the Splash quilts.

I’m hoping the random quilting looks like ocean currents. Since these quilts are my OMG, I’ll share in more detail at the end of the month.

I moved on to a panel to stitch up for another baby quilt.

This panel is called Geo Zoo by Greg Mably for Robert Kaufman. It measures 24″ x 43.”  I removed the elephants and walrus from the right side of the panel. Cut them apart, and then attached them side by side under the whale and zebra for a more pleasing layout for the baby quilt.

Two borders were added, a 2″ black fabric and a 6″ coordinating wave fabric which is part of the Geo Zoo fabric line.

The wave fabric was used for the back, and then a solid black for the binding. Quilted in a grid using a light blue Aurifil thread. The finished quilt measures 45″ x 50″ and I think is just soooo cute!

Those are my whale quilts for this week. How was your week?

Last To-Do List:

  1. Splash quilts  ✔️ Two quilted, one completed with binding and label, and one to bind.
  2. ???  ✔️ Geo Zoo panel quilt completed!

This Week’s To-Do List:

  1. Prep for one more baby quilt. A star design this time.
  2. Candy Bag Pouch – hoping to find a bag of Mentos to use!
Linking to To-Do Tuesday hosted by Home Sewn by Us.


4 Responses to “A Whale of a Time”

  1. Roseanne Says:

    Hi Sharon! Gosh, the panel baby quilt, Geo Zoo, turned out so cute. I love the idea when you took the elephant and walrus and moved them – brilliant. The borders look just perfect with the panel pieces as well. I’d be so happy to receive this quilt! And Splash is fab as well. That whale’s tale on the edge of the piece is just perfect. Nice job on your list for the week and good luck this week. Thank you for linking up. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Patricia Says:

    Your whale quilt is so cute! I really like how the larger whale only shows its tail and the baby is following it! Precious!

  3. Sherrie Says:

    Love both your quilts…they are awesome.
    Have a great day!

  4. Mary Says:

    I also love both the quilts. The quilting on Splash works wonderfully, and I think it’s genius how you customized that panel for the second quilt. Take care, Mary.

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