Low Volume Green and Blue Strip Baby Quilt Completed (with pattern)

by Judy Tucker

The Low Volume Green and Blue Strip Baby Quilt is done!   I did the quilting this morning and put on the binding this afternoon. 

I had so much fun with the quilting.  There are clouds and a couple birds in the sky blocks.  I put in a bee hive just out of reach of the bear in the top center forest block.  There are lots of flowers in the forest blocks too.  And somehow Jack in the Bean Stalk's vine got in one strip too!

My waves have gotten a lot better since the last time I did them in my {Big} City Girl quilt.  I marked the quilt with chalk before I put the layers together but the chalk and mostly rubbed off by the time I got to quilting the ocean blocks.   

So I stopped and put 2 pieces of felt together and practiced the quilting waves.  That was very helpful. Because I was working with piece of felt that was about 8 inches by 12 inches I was able to turn it around to determine which direction was best for quilting the waves.  I found that if I turned the the quilt sideways and stitched the pattern moving with the curl of the waves coming towards myself (the waves turned 90 degrees from the way they would be viewed on the quilt) I had both good control of the quilting and a great view of what I was sewing.  

I put in a small school of fish one one of the ocean blocks.  And there is a sea snail in another block.

Running diagonally from the upper left to the lower right is are beams of sunlight stitched in light yellow thread.

And on the back:
The Hawaiian fabric, as requested!

With the Mom's request for foliage, waves and ocean colors, Hawaiian fabric, no juvenile prints and a "calm" pattern, this baby quilt was quite a design challenge.  It was a lot of fun to make…and to quilt!

PDF Low Volume Green and Blue Baby Quilt Pattern