Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ocean Whirligiggles - Top done!

top done

I'm moving along on the pair of ocean-theme full quilts I'm working on. And I finished up the top of my dolphin whirlygiggles.

design wall

It feels huge! About 84"x92" right now.

I had to push the legos aside and layer the blocks a bit when I planed the layout in my family room.

Munki swimmer

But the big blocks are so awesome for showing off the graphic prints. And even in the small sets of four I randomly placed around, there's plenty of fabric room.

This Heather Ross print is so perfect for the dolphin-loving little boy!

dolphins and octopus

I placed the paper pieced dolphin block so that it will not be covered by pillows at the top of his bed, nor hanging over the edge.

Smack top and center for him to enjoy! Plus his most favorite print is right below it. I waited for the organic Storyboek 2 line to ship for these wonderful bubbles, turtles, and octopi.

Pretty organic

Another print in that Storyboek 2 line has a larger scale underwater kelp forest that is super cool.

All the fabrics in this quilt were so fun to work with. Glad I'm using them all again in a coordinating improv-pieced quilt for their other little boy.

All the boys are in school now! The two older ones started on the 15th, and Becket's first day of 1st grade was Tuesday.

Hurray ;)


Katie B said...

Wow, that is a big quilt! I love it! The recipient is going to love all of the little details.

Dee said...

What a fun quilt! I love that fabric and your paper piecing is fabulous!

I push Legos aside here too! LOL Don't you just love your boys.

Here's to a good school year for all of us!

Sharon T said...

Love your quilt! The fabric and pattern couldn't be any more perfect!

Leslie said...

this is so pretty. i love all the novelty fabrics and the dolphins looks so great

Anonymous said...

Love the colors of this quilt!

Erika Mulvenna said...

Awesome! Love the fabrics, and those dolphins are so cute!

quirky granola girl said...

what an awesome quilt idea. i love how you took a paper pieced block and made it the central theme without feeling the need to have all complicated PP blocks. i wish i came up with ideas like that :)

QuiltNut Creations said...

beautiful! I love the colors/fabrics.

Flaun of I Plead Quilty! said...

I adore all shades of blue. That top is just fantastic.

Aunt Spicy said...

its fabulous! really just love the blues!

Unknown said...

Oh my, this is just awesome! Love the dolphin bit.

erica said...

This is fantastic Angela! the colors are perfect!