Monday, April 1, 2013

Finished: Marine Den in Dark Gray and Backyard Baby

Here's the second of three quilts that will come out of the Marine Den pattern writing process. I had fun using the same Backyard Baby prints as I did with the first Marine Den quilt, but I had to shift the position of the colors around a little bit to accommodate the fabric that I had left.

I swapped out the background fabric this time for a darker gray that went better with the color of the Curious Nature print on the back.

I stitched in the ditch between the pods with a YLI clear monofilament. It came highly recommended by Karen Kay Buckley in the class I took from her at Fall Quilt Festival. It was a nice way to hide my stitches without having to decide what thread color to use. Also, I didn't have to try putting one color thread in the bobbin and a different in the top and see how the tension worked out. It might have been fine on the Janome, but I just wasn't up to exploring the possibilities that day. Trying out the YLI sounded a lot more fun.

This particular quilt is off to a little boy. I'm about to start another quilt from my pattern draft so I can take some pictures to with the finished pattern. Yay! Get pumped :-D I know I am!

Quilty Stats:
Pre-wash dimensions: 56.75" x 37"
Post-wash dimensions:  58.25" x 38.75"
Batting: Warm & White from The Warm Company
Front Fabric: Assorted Kona and Cotton Couture Solids, Backyard Baby by Patty Sloniger
Back Fabric: Cocoons in Tin color from Curious Nature by David Butler for Free Spirit
Binding Fabric: Cotton Couture solid.
Quilting: Free Motion and Stitching in the Ditch with the Janome Horizon 8900 QCP.

Happy Crafting!



  1. Love this quilt - the colours really pop against the darker grey too!

  2. I really love this, particularly against the dark grey! What a fun quilt!