This is a pattern that Elizabeth Hartman did exclusively for the August Sew Sampler box, and I fell in love with the pattern and her Reef fabric right away and knew that I wanted to make it up for my little nephew ;) How cute are those adorable little fishes!!!
And I just love the way the fish are offset. I tend to always design in symmetrical, I think it is the accountant part of my brain, but I just love the way these fish look to be swimming in a school :)
And since they needed to be swimming, I decided to quilt them some waves!!! I just did some free motion continuous arches and repeated row after row. I didn't worry to much where there points came up as I wanted it to feel pretty organic, and I just love the way it turned out. I used Fantastico Dapper, a blue/black/grey variegated thread, and just love the little bit of shimmer it gives the quilting.
And that is my finished Chuckles quilt. And now it is hanging on Carson's wall above his crib, waiting for him to get a wee bit older so he can see those cute little fish swimming away :) I just love making baby quilts!!! They are so fun to make and even more fun to give to sweet little angels!!!
Makes me want to go start another one :)
I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!