Monday, July 30, 2018

Design Wall Monday: A Whale of a Baby Quilt

Great Nephew #7 is on the way, due around the end of September. Because I'll have some grandma stuff going on in September, I want to get the baby's quilt done by the end of August, so if he comes early I don't have to scramble.

I'm using a cute whale print and three sizes of blocks, 9", 6", and 3" HSTs.

After making a few more HST's, I can start to play with layout on the design wall.

Getting there; not final yet but the concept is as I envisioned. A few more tweaks and I can start assembling this top.

The final size will be 39" wide by 45" long. I have enough of the whale print for the backing. I'd like the same navy for the binding, but I've used up all I have, so I'll probably use the medium blue Grunge for the binding. I have just enough lime green for piped binding if I decide to use it.

Hopefully I can tweak the layout and get the top assembled this week.

Link ups:
Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
Em's Scrapbag
Love Laugh Quilt


  1. This is just so much fun -- terrific plan for a little boy's quilt!

  2. You've made great progress! I look forward to seeing how the layout comes together.

  3. That is a cute block, will be fun to see what setting you choose in the end.

  4. Cute fabric and great ideas!! it will be loved!

  5. Ooh - love that! It's unexpected and fun - it's definitely a whale of a quilt idea!

  6. I like what you are doing here and it will make a perfect little boy quilt. Now I'm looking forward to seeing your final version.

  7. I love seeing all your quilts. You have a wonderful sense of color and design. Your quilts are so bright and eye catching.

  8. Awesome little quilt! Great design with all those triangles, and the fabric is so fun!

  9. That is going to be so cute! Playing with the layout is so much fun, isn't it?