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A Whale of a Time for two beautiful boys

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I created “Whale Of a Time” last month for a very special arrival in my extended family.  We weren’t sure whether he would be a he or a she – so Elizabeth Hartman’s Preppy the Whale pattern seemed ideal !  I had completed the top of the quilt a couple of weeks earlier but was awaiting the arrival of this gorgeous baby to choose the backing – as I have to confess if Master P was not a boy the backing would have been pink !!

These rainbow whales just make me smile every time I look at them – a great quilt for tummy time.

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For the Quilting I used swirls but included on each whale the splash of water coming from their blow holes – it looks really effective .

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Last week, my cousins sent me a photo of their gorgeous boys enjoying their arrival gifts !!

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Isn’t Master P so cute ??  So little when they are a week old !  The Size of the Quilt 60×45″ is an ideal size for a play mat or a cot quilt, or both.

Now for Master H who is just about to turn 2 – I thought how do I make him feel special too – so I created this double sided super hero cape – on one side it has the Batman logo and the other Super Big Brother.  Apparently he was Super Big Brother for days – fantastic !!

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Being a Mum of four – it is always that fine line, giving them the attention while everyone “goo and gahs” over the new arrival.  Im glad the cape made Master H feel brave and super !!

Congratulations T & C on your beautiful boys.

With lots of love

Leanne

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I Spy Quilt ………

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I spy quilt …….. that 100 5″ Economy Blocks make a Gorgeous Quilt top today.

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One of the things I love most about Quilting is fussy cutting….. and it is even more enjoyable now that I have such a stash of fabric – I have small pieces of fabric I can use for projects such as these.  I remember looking at I Spy Quilts when I first started to quilt, and thought Oh dear – that would be a lot of FQs to buy to achieve such a project !!  And here we are 4 years later – and Yay !!

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This was a work in progress (one of those UFOs) for a while.  Each block being created as I found the small pieces of fabric to use.  Instead of picking the fabric first.  The fabric was used if it was big enough to cut two 3″ or 4″ squares.  Of course being an I Spy Quilt, I went through my character fussy cut bits and pieces I use for appliqué etc….

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I love it when you see 4 blocks together, and then a few more, and then another……  The Economy Block I used is mentioned in the gorgeous blog of Sew Delicious, in which she refers to the Economy Block tutorial of Red Pepper Quilts.

This “I Spy Quilt” is beautiful.

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This 50″ Square I Spy Quilt would make a great play mat for that special someone or a cot quilt when they get a little older !!  Now for the Quilting and binding !  This Quilt will be available in my Etsy store very soon.

Thanks for reading.

Leanne

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