The first two, Safari and Jungle, were made with prints in the squares and the background. For this one, prints are still in the squares (need something entertaining for a baby to look at!), but the background and shadows are solids.
Believe it or not, I actually went to my LQS and found this cute penguin, seal, and polar bear print.
A perfect dark green solid fat quarter for the shadow was in the stash, which gave the opportunity to test whether a fat quarter would be enough fabric for 20 blocks. And yes it is, as long as it's cut into 18" lengths.
Speeding along with assembly again, this quilt was also done in a day. For the back, some leftover polar fleece from another quilt long ago, was the perfect size. It's been a long time since I used fleece, and found it to be shifty. I think I'll stick to cotton or flannel.
Believe it or not, the back is quilted with white Glide thread. It sank into the fleece, so all that's visible is texture.
For the front, custom quilting ruled again. This time, the background has stippling with some loops.
And the shadows have 1/4" spaced lines, with a swirl in the corner. How cute is that??? And have I mentioned I love my Innova 22LS for helping create such beautiful stitches?
Since the sewing marathon last week, there are three additions to the baby quilt stash, 1 for a girl, and 2 for boys. But I don't expect they'll stay there long.