Preppy the Whale Baby Quilt


My Preppy the Whale baby quilt is done (pattern by Elizabeth Hartman). These whales are ready to swim off to their new little owner. : )

This quilt is for my newest nephew, Leo. Leo’s mom is a veterinarian, so I landed on the idea of making him a quilt from one of Elizabeth Hartman’s animal patterns. They’re all pretty irresistible, but I especially loved these whales. They’re very easy to piece, too!

And of course, here’s some of the scallop stitch “wavy” quilting. (It’s stitch #719 on my Bernina 750.) This is such an easy way to quilt something! It’s especially perfect for those of you who haven’t tackled free-motion quilting yet—this is a way to get something that looks FMQ-ey, but it’s not. (Also, can we officially make “FMQ-ey” a word? That really needs to be a word.)

So these guys are off to live with Leo. Have fun, little whales! I’ll miss you!


40 replies
  1. Sew Stitching Cute
    Sew Stitching Cute says:

    This is absolutely too adorable and I love all the different colors of the whales! They all look really friendly! I bet Leo will love it for a long time and it will always be the talk of quilts at play time!

  2. Krista
    Krista says:

    This is gorgeous! It feels like it's been awhile seeing block set totally on a white background, and this just sings to me with the fabrics you chose for the whales. Lucky kiddo!

  3. abengel
    abengel says:

    Leo's your newest nephew and he's already a veterinarian? Have you taken so long to make the child's baby quilt that he's had time to finish vet school? Or is he especially advanced for his age?

  4. TakeMeThereTotes
    TakeMeThereTotes says:

    I am visiting with my daughter who just had her first baby. A boy. I said look at this quilt. She and I both love the whales especially in those navy blue and green colors which she has also done her nursery in. She said make me one. Then as I read on through your post I see the baby you made the quilt for is named "Leo". My daughter named her son "Leo" too. Just thought this was too good not to share with you. Love your quilt made for little Leo,


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