Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Rainbow Ocean!

I am so excited to share with you the "Rainbow Ocean" quilt I made for my longtime childhood friend Jen! She just had two precious twin girls and of course I had to make a quilt to celebrate their "birth"day!

The pattern is "Baby, I Do" by Cherry House Quilts and the fabrics are a mix of Ann Kelle and Kona cotton solids.

Now Jen is obsessed with all things sea related (we've been besties since I was 12 and we shared an apartment steps from the ocean when I was in college) and when I saw this Ann Kelle Urban Zoologie Whales in Garden fabric I thought it had Jen's name written all over it.

And how perfect is the "Baby, I DO" pattern with it's circles that look like ship portholes? I picked up this pattern from Pink Chalk Fabrics.

I finished the quilt top a while ago but was lacking in inspiration on how to actually quilt it. I came across this post HERE over at "Film in the Fridge" and knew when I saw it that it would be perfect for this "Rainbow Ocean" quilt. I ended up marking every single line with a green fabric pencil before quilting ~ phew was that ever A LOT of work!

I wanted to go a little more simple on the back and ended up using this lovely Ann Kelle fabric from her Remix line, zigzag stripe in bright. Both Ann Kelle fabrics were purchased from Hawthorne Threads.

I love this very happy rainbow and "sunshine" (yellow) pieced backing ... as bright and sweet as Jen herself :D

Well I have to rush off to the post before it closes so I can send it on it's way to the sunny and warm California coast. Hope she loves it as much as I do!

Happy quilting,


  1. Your quilt is lovely Colette. I am sure your friend will love it!

  2. What a beautiful quilt, Colette! I love the inset circles and the circular quilting. I am sure Jen will, too!