The HST waves quilt got done this morning. I'm so grateful for the Friday linkups that give me to push to get something done every week. This one will be a gift for a coworker having a baby soon.
After I got it all washed and dried I took it out in the yard for a photo shoot. Wilson was feeling exceptionally frisky. Apparently "Cat Day" happened this week; someone must have told him! I couldn't keep him off the quilt so I just shot around him. Of course he knows who the real star of the show is :)
This quilt was meant to be similar to my Gatsby! quilt; I've been wanting to do something with pieced and solid waves blending together for a while now.
The quilting was fun to do. First stitch in the ditch along the curved seam, then just a simple stipple over the pieced parts and this sort of elongated stipple that reminds me of ripples in a pond over the blue parts. I didn't find a tutorial for that one, but I've seen it several places including at Crazy Mom Quilts.
I used the ever-popular IKEA numbers fabric for backing again. As you can see a bit above, and better in the pic below, I was switching my bobbin thread along with the top thread so the ripples show on the back in blue.
The quilt finished about 42" x 60", a generous size for a baby/toddler quilt. Here's hoping it will be enjoyed by these 2 little boys for years to come!
And now that we have all paid homage to the king perhaps he will get off my WIP stack so I can get back to work!
Linking up to Finish it Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.