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Raise anchors and full sail ahead... it's time to go out to sea with the most stylish baby quilt! This simple quilt has a vintage look with sailing vessels in the background and an adorable dolphin swimming in the front. The quilt is a wholecloth quilt, which means that you cut the front, back and batting all the same size as the finished quilt. The applique bottle-nosed dolphin is sewn with the fabric edges raw, exposed. It is designed to fray to the stitches, giving a textured, folk look to the quilt. The applique and the quilting are done at the same time. There is no binding; the edges are finished by sewing all around and then clipping the edges to fray.
Every step in this quilt was planned to create the most beautiful quilt possible in the most efficient way possible.
I love designing and making quilts, especially folk and story quilts. All my patterns are easy to follow with step by step directions and photos. Every pattern begins with a quilt created and sewn on my table top machine.
I have a blog where I share the design process behind the patterns, MarylandQuilter.com. Come by and visit!