I swear I haven't seen the sunshine for a week or more. But this morning the sky is clear and blue. Finally, it is a good day for quilt photography!
This was my initial sketch for a quilt for our friend (soon to be one year old!) Miles. I bought some water themed fabrics and tried to include them all in the quilt plan.
Soon after starting my piecing plan, I realized that the prints were too bright and with strong contrast.
They needed more solids to balance the design.
The turtles and the zig zag stripe are from Wendy Slotboom for In the Beginning. The whales are Anne Kelle Urban Zoologie. The octopus/whale/submarine print and the school of fish are from Cosmo Cricket Snorkel. The big bubbles are Jennifer Paganelli Bell Bottoms. The solids are Kona white, Connecting Threads ocean mist and marine (I think marine is discontinued).
The quilt is bound in the marine fabric also.
I made a lot of adjustments and added solids as I went along with the cutting process.
I think it worked out.
I hope a certain one year old likes it!
(Photos of this quilt were brought to you by sunshine and a patient husband
willing to stand and hold up a quilt on a frosty morning.)