One of my recent secret sewing projects is this cute Fish Friday quilt, designed by the Australian designer, Susan Smith. The pattern was rather elusive to find here in the UK so I ordered the PDF download from Susan's website. I've used a few of my favourite batik fabrics for this pretty little quilt, teamed with a variegated blue King Tut quilting thread shade 907. A mixture of bamboo wadding and quilting in lots of straight rows just half an inch apart, gives this quilt a lovely soft, ribbed effect. Once the pieced background was quilted, I added a striped batik binding, which was machined to the back of the quilt, folded over, pressed and then machined in place on the front of the quilt....
...the rabbit looks very jolly in his sailing boat! I enlarged the original applique templates and made a few extra pieces for the rainbow coloured shoal of little fish which where all hand appliqued into place on top of the quilted background...
...I was really pleased with this little doll quilt which is just 15" x 18" and is perfect for keeping teddy warm and cosy, or for using in baby's pram. The teddy used for the photoshoot belonged to my eldest daughter when she was a little girl, and both the quilt and the teddy were wrapped up and given to her yesterday at her surprise baby shower, ready for her own baby which is due in a few weeks time.
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