Friday, 8 May 2015

Fishing Baby Quilt

It's been a long, long, long, long time since I've said this - I've got a finished quilt to show you!

I know it's only a baby quilt, but still a finished quilt is a finished quilt!

And I have really enjoyed making this one - it's full of so many of my favourite elements. And obviously having an excuse to head to the beach for photos is always good too.

I kept the fish really simple, no eyes even.

In fact all the applique is very simple.

A faceless fisherman!

And a solitary seagull.
And I had the perfect backing fabric...

I found a massive remnant of this ages ago in a Charity Shop. There was plenty for a quick quilt bag...

And probably a couple more quilts if I ever get round to making them.

It really has been so long since it last happened that I'd kind of forgotten how satisfying it is to actually finish a quilt! I think (hope!) it might spur me on a bit now to get to the finishing line with Maria's quilt too.

And in celebration of an actual finish I'm linking up lots too - with Confessions of a Fabric Addict and the wonderfully named link up 'Can I get a whoop, whoop!' (great blog name too, and a gorgeous stained glass window quilt there today), over at Quilt Matters who's hosting TGIFF, and with Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.

So here's to finishing, whether it's quilts or anything else in life!



  1. This is such a beautiful quilt!!! I love every piece and detail!! Your applique and quilting are just perfect for it!! And what a gorgeous photo setting. Thanks for sharing your super special baby quilt!

  2. Beautiful, Sally! I really love the applique detail you put into this one, and the backing fabric really is perfection.

  3. That is absolutely gorgeous dear Sally, once again, you do exquisite work.

    1. I sent your post to my mother-in-law, she was wondering what you used for the fish net?

  4. That is SO lovely! The theme works so well, especially with the beach location for the photographs X

  5. Sally, this is just beautiful. You continue to amaze me with your creative talents my friend. Have a wonderful weekend. xo

  6. It's absolutely gorgeous - lucky lucky baby that gets to snuggle under it and for all it being a baby quilt it doesn't look that small to me! I am constantly in awe of your talent, especially the way you manage to make the people and the gull come alive with just a few stitches!

  7. Here's to finishing indeed, Sally! What great details! Love the photo location too. So glad you linked up to TGIFF!

  8. This is so adorable. Lucky baby.

  9. I love the applique!! Such lovely little fish, I can't help but grin as I look at them. :) Awesome finish!

  10. Wow, you are so clever Sally! This is so creative, it's awesome and I think I have a new favourite of yours! Good on you Sally....a finish that definately deserves some celebrating! Jen

  11. there's no such things as "only a baby quilt", all quilts made should be celebrated. your applique is so beautiful. x that seagull is exquisite.

  12. You have such vision! I cannot translate what is in my mind to a piece of paper/fabric and so am in awe of your skill. It's a wonderful quilt

  13. It sounds like, from the comments, that this is your own design. Well, it's about as perfect as one could ever see! Love love everything about it!

  14. Sally, I can't remember when I've last seen such a fun quilt. SO cool.

  15. Beautiful! I love it. That's a very Maine-ish baby quilt.

  16. Its gorgeous :-) I love that your quilts wold be equally at home hanging as wall art as they are doing a job like keeping baby warm
    I totally need to channel some of your finishing vibes to my own quilt!!

  17. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! There is so much to look at in this quilt - all the little details. And as a whole, it works so well. The perfect location for the photo shoot, too. Love you to add this to the quilting linky at TMW.

  18. So fun! I love the fishing theme! Thanks to Threading My Way for leading me to your darling creation.

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