by Melissa Q.
(Highland Park, NJ)
I just finished this quilt for our second child due in early April. It's made using Heather Ross's Mendocino line (which I got from Spool in Philadelphia--a fantastic new fabric store). It's machine quilted with a hand-sewn binding. The most fun part of the quilt is that I used the freezer paper stencil method to put 12 sea creatures onto the front of the quilt. 2 seashells, 2 octopi, 2 crabs, 2 turtles, 2 whales, and 2 sets of seahorses. They are scattered throughout, the hope is that it becomes a kind of game once the baby is old enough to find each set!
We don't know yet if we are having a boy or a girl, so I hope this is a fairly gender-neutral quilt. Either way, I'm hoping it will be well-loved. Our toddler loves it so that is a good sign.