Friday, December 1, 2017

Chuckles Quilt

Well, my sweet little nephew Carson, decided to give his parents something to be especially grateful for on Thanksgiving by arriving  3 weeks early on that morning ;)   He is such a cutie, just an adorable little peanut!!!   And now, I get to share his quilt!!  You might remember the quilt top from here, funny how fast time flies :)     But here it is in all of it's finished goodness, the Chuckles Quilt!!!

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!!!

Linking up this finish to Amanda's, Sarah's, and Myra's ;) 
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  1. This quilt is just darling! Congrats to your family!

  2. As we say here in Maine--it's so cunnin' :)

  3. I need to get mine done too. Have #21 grandbaby due in 4 weeks, dont know if a boy or girl. And a boy coming end of March. Anytime theres a nice pattern for a boy, I like to snab it. Boy ones are hard to come by.

  4. Wish I had gotten that box. I love this design!

  5. I thought the quilting looked like fish scales! I love the finished product.

  6. What a perfect quilt! Congratulations to your family on the arrival of Carson.

  7. That quilt is just adorable! And the quilting was a perfect choice!

  8. Elizabeth Hartman designs the cutest animals. I just have to make how to decide which one. The fish are very cute!

  9. such a cute little quilt! And I was thinking the quilting looked like fish scales. :-) Either way, the quilting looks great on it! Hugs, H

  10. Congratulations! Lovely fishies!

  11. I'm going to go and get my August stuff out and make that quilt! I love how it turned out. Congratulations on the newest member of your family!

  12. Awe, a sweet new baby surprise for Thanksgiving sounds so wonderful! Your fishy quilt is too.

    I love that you posted the light the world video on your site. I should have thought to do that too.


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