Sea Creatures Baby Quilt – Planning

Friends of ours are having their first baby soon, so of course, a baby quilt is in order. I love baby quilts. The size is so manageable.

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For the backing, my friend picked out this print featuring sea animals (hello, narwhal!). It is kind of gender neutral, which she likes, even though they know they are having a boy.

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At first, I thought of doing a plus quilt with the colors from the sea animal print (see the helpful crab characters in the selvage?). After I cut out all the squares, I found that…I hated it. It was too bright, even for me. I rearranged, and liked it better in rainbow lines, but it was still too bright, I’m sure, for my friend. Especially with such a colorful backing fabric.

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Now, I’ve decided to go with some neutral background with large hexagons and 60-degree triangle hexagons (made with the Hex N More ruler I bought some time back but haven’t used yet). I’m thinking maybe a couple rows down one side? Lots of white space (or another solid/neutral). I’m thinking about these colors, mostly blues and greens with a few pops of brights.

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One thought on “Sea Creatures Baby Quilt – Planning

  1. You colors ‘match’ the backing well. I agree there is something off. I’d take out the pinks, put in a couple more dark turquoise, and go lighter on the light turquois, and hunt in your stash for some of that ‘dirty’ or dark lime. I’d l keep a little orange. Also, think about a grey “steel’ for a blender or border/sashing. Just saying….. Can ‘t wait to see your final creation. Is this for Joanna?

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