Fish Baby Quilt

Cyrus' Fish Baby Quilt
My fishy baby quilt arrived safely in Boston! The benefit of being a year and a half late for my super-nephew Cyrus’ quilt is that he got to pick the theme! His daddy says he “makes a mean fishy face” so fish it is. The back is trucks, another thing the little guy enjoys thinking about. The fish applique images are loosely based off the drawings in the cute book Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins.

But really, I think more quilts need to have googly eyes, am I right? My new advice for people struggling with design decisions is going to be: “Have you thought about adding googly eyes?” I had so much fun making this, it was so freeing to just play, play play. I love baby quilts!

The next few weeks is the Bloggers Quilt Festival – it happens twice a year and bloggers from all over share their favorite quilts. I’m just in love with this colorful guy and adding it to the Baby Quilt page – even though you can see, this little man is HARDLY a baby anymore.

Here is the quilt in action – it works! Look at those baby (I mean, big boy) legs!
Cyrus and Quilt

I think this fish looks guilty of something naughty.

Cyrus' Fish Baby Quilt

Quilted texture.

Cyrus' Fish Baby Quilt

Letters with Google eyes!

Cyrus' Fish Baby Quilt

Construction equipment on the back.
Cyrus' Fish Baby Quilt
Colorful Scrappy Binding! Cyrus' Fish Baby Quilt

So many fun link-ups are happening today, I am going to go crazy here – this one is just for baby quilts – Let’s Make Baby Quilts! And TGIFF – lots of fun finished quilts.  And another link up for finished projects LAFF.

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