New Baby = New Quilt

Well just recently I welcomed a new nephew into the family. It’s been a while since I got to have some snuggles with a baby!

Anyhow obviously this new baby needed a quilt. I decided to make a slightly different version to the Rainbow Steps quilt I made a while ago for Make Modern.

Baby Quilt The Crafty Nomad

I chose blue, lime and grey Kona. Instead of one diagonal set of steps through the middle I added two more in each corner.

Baby Quilt The Crafty Nomad

After I’d made the quilt top I found out that the theme for the nursery was Under the Sea. I figured the colours worked so thought I’d make the quilting a bit more in line with the theme.

Baby Quilt The Crafty Nomad fish quilting

I added fish swimming up the centre channel. I was kind of thinking of Finding Nemo at this point lol! But then remembered The Rainbow Fish story and as I had rainbow thread, I made one of the fish a rainbow one! I used Sulky Variegated thread in Rayon 40 wt (colour 2132) for the fish. For the rainbow fish I used Sulky Sliver Metallic in a rainbow colourway (colour 8020).

Baby Quilt The Crafty Nomad

Then added some seaweed to the lime triangles.

Baby Quilt The Crafty Nomad

The remainder was straight line echo quilting.