|I tried to chose bright and cheery colors for this quilt. I'm always frustrated with everything baby being pastel. Kids and babies love color. Gotta stimulate the synapses!!|
|Here is the back of the quilt. It's a little easier to see some of the quilting designs by looking at the back of the quilt because it is all one fabric.|
|I used the "Echo Rainbow" design on each nine patch blocks.|
|Echo Rainbow Nine Patch from the back.|
|Here is the sample square that I posted of Echo Rainbow design as part of the 365 Project.|
|On the background of each animal block I used the "Brain Coral" design by basically creating a coral shape,|
then echoing that shape before starting the next shape.
|Here is a close up of the "Brain Coral" design from the back.|
|Here is the sample square that I posted of Brain Coral design as part of the 365 Project.|
For each animal, I stitched eyes, mouths, and some sort of design.
The frogs were fairly simple, just stitch in the ditch around the body and stomach.
For the turtles, I stitched a rectangle/square around each letter on their shells.
And for the snails I decided that they needed to have a spirally shell.
|For the borders, I chose a small green accent border, then a larger patched|
border with echoing curves stitched on top, a blue striped outside border
and an orange binding.
|In keeping with the rounded theme, a stitched spirals in three of the corners....|
|...and added a signature in the forth corner: |
Snips & Snails
James with his new quilt. I think he liked it!
All of the fabrics used for this quilt are from The Quilt Loft, several of the quilting designs are inspired by the Free Motion Quilting Project, and the quilt pattern was designed by Debbie Mumm