Bertha really earned her keep yesterday, as we put together a quilt back, and then quilted and bound this baby quilt, all in an effort to get this guy finished before 2012. I am so happy with this baby quilt, I just love the colors, and squares on point really have a special place in my quilty heart. I'm not sure what it is, but pairing them with borders and lattice? Me likey.
I thought for one hot second about pebble quilting this little guy, to look like bubbles, in sticking with the underwater theme, but A.) I wanted this done yesterday, and B.) I thought maybe something I'm more comfortable with, like a nice stipple would be best for Bertha's maiden quilting voyage.
The quilt back is pretty simple, when I purchased the Deep Deep Sea fabric bundle for the majority of the fabrics in this quilt, one of the prints was this half yard cut of a panel. I typically don't buy panels, but it came in the bundle, so I was planning on just cutting into it, and figuring at least the colors would go together, but then I thought how perfect would it be to piece it into the quilt back and show off the entire print. I'm so happy I did, I think it works perfectly paired with the Deep Blue Kona.
Name: Deep Deep Sea Lattice
Size: 42" square
Fabrics: Deep Deep Sea by Studio E and various accompanying fabrics from my stash, Kona White for sashing and Kona
Deep Blue for the lattice
Binding: Denyse Schmidt's Picnics and Fairgrounds in Blue and Green dots, 100% machine attached
Quilting: All over meandering stipple, white Gutterman thread done by me
Well, this really is all I've got for 2011! See everyone in the new year!