Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thar She Blows!

Just in time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival I finished this Preppy the Whale mini quilt.  I have to admit when I was asked to make this quilt I was unenthused...  been there, done that and grey?  How blah!

I pulled these fabrics and then it sat until guilt and the baby's impending arrival finally motivated me.  I don't know why I waited so long, once I actually started this went together in an afternoon.  Despite having 16 different sized pieces per block these whales go together quickly.

The quilting was also a breeze.  I love these wavy organic lines!

Orange isn't really my color but I thought it added the perfect pop for the binding.  Now that it's finished I'm a little sad to send it off but I know it will be a lovely addition to my friend's new nursery.

With my freshly polished toes for scale:-)

A huge thank you to Amy for once again organizing the Blogger's Quilt Festival!!!  I've entered this in the Small Quilts category.  For a whale of a good time check out all the participants:-)

Quilt Stats:
Finished quilt is 20" x 26"
Pattern: Preppy the Whale by the fabulous Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Fransson!
Fabrics: Kona Nautical, Just Color by Studio E, Sunkissed by Sweetwater, Little Apples by Aneela Hoey, Foxfield by Tula Pink, and Textures by Angela Walters.  Binding: DS Quilts.  Backing: Riley Blake Multi Houndstooth.
Batting: Quilter's Dream Cotton Select
Thread: Aurifil  Light Grey Green (2847)


  1. Love it and the orange binding really adds the pop.

  2. Love it! I really want to make a Preppy the Whale quilt to hang in my daughter's ocean themed room. Ah, the infinite to do list.