But I must say that this little whale of a finish has made my quilty mojo shine just a bit brighter.
This is of course Preppy The Whale from Elizabeth Hartman. The woman is a genius really.
|um yeah - I call this SUPER-CRINKLE. |
Kona, wave stitch on the new Bernina, a good wash and voila! SUPER-CRINKLE
I must admit that I tried to somehow make fewer whales for a baby version of this quilt. I played with the sashing (making it bigger), but in the end made the number of whales the pattern called for and ended up with a BIG baby quilt. Ah well, I still love it and the wee babe will be able to grow into it.
You see, this quilt is on it's way to Ottawa for the first grandbaby of a colleague. And so, not only because they are whales, but also because its forever home would be inland, I thought this quilt needed to go to the ocean for it's photo shoot.
I happened to be on a trip again to Nova Scotia's South Shore, so to Yarmouth the whales swam. To the Cape Forchu Lighthouse to hang out. Oh I had so many plans for lighthouse/ ocean pics. And I will say that I got a few good ones. But I had BIG plans! And then, well, there were some flip flops, some sunset dampened spring grass, and a slight hill. The rest involved me crawling to my car thinking "why is quilting so dangerous?!"
So even though I have a bit of a limp, which frankly makes cocktail spilling more of a reality, I am really happy still with the photo-finish for these adorable whales. I kind of want to make some for myself now...
Have you tried any of Elizabeth Hartman's animal patterns? Having now done Hazel Hedgehog and these whales, I can say they are great patterns. I mean there are some friggin baby small pieces to deal with in some spots, but it all works!
Anywho, this post / pics have got me all inspired again. Maybe I will go up to my room and touch some fabric. Gotta get ready for Saturday's Sew In with MMQG! I know I will find inspiration there.
I am linking up with TGIFF! this week - because I actually finished something! Woot Woot!