Wave Baby Quilt
InstructionsPlease be certain the pattern pieces are symmetrical and curves fluid and complementary. Otherwise, piecing is "challenging"
Watch for directional or unbalanced prints as may create unintentional block of color or design.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Whimsical, Casual, Cute, Mod, Hipster, Funky
Cotton fabrics, cotton batting, Sulky metallic thread
What was your inspiration?
Originally, this was to be a baby quilt for a family living in an arid area. The wave pattern just said, " Fish!" The pattern is essentially a vertical elongated Drunkard's Path block, alternating up and down.
What are you most proud of?
That I finished it! It was a bear for a novice quilter. Piecing the not so well drafted curves, and matching the curves on each block. Some block are wonky, but it's less noticeable one quilted. Combination of hand quilting ( around the individual fish) and machine quilting ( echo quilted waves) in metallic thread. It sparkles and shimmers!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
-) Make a sample block before your cut all your fabric. Learn from my errors! I cut it all at once, before a test block. Woe was me.:( Fish fabric was a limited run, so I was stuck making the best of a bad situation.
-) Be certain the curve templates are symmetrical- that makes the piecing so much easier!
-) Sulky metallic thread is awesome! But: use a longer stitch length and quilting needle, loosen the tension a tiny bit, as the thread will stretch a bit. I had no problem using the metallic thread in both top and bobbin.
-) Watch for directional prints or " blocks" of pattern/color. I only noticed the unintentional blocks of color/pattern once it was quilted. YIKES!