Wednesday, March 7, 2012

1,2,3, Under The Sea A Counting Quilt for Toddlers

This quilt was inspired by my grandson who loves to go to the aquarium.  When he was 2 years old,  he thought that anything more than one was two.  I designed this quilt to help him learn to count.  One sun, Two octopus, Three whales etc.  I used the needle-turn method to applique the sea creatures.  I tried to draw very simple shapes so they would be easy to applique.  It went together remarkably fast.   I just happened to have some bright sea shell fabric in my stash that worked really well for the border. 

19 comments:

  1. I LOVE this one, you should make a pdf with the sketches/pattern it's sooo cute!

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  2. This is cute! Thanks for sharing and linking to Applique Thursday, too.

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  3. beaquilter, Thanks I'm glad you like it. I made a PDF for this pattern that I send to my printer for publishing. I noticed that some designers sell their patterns in PDF form on their web sites but I'm not sure how they do this. I'm always trying to learn and gather new info.

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  4. Really cute. I'm sure he will love to learn to count on this quilt.

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  5. Very sweet quilt and love the story.

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  6. What an adorable, original quilt!

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  7. Oh that is just fantastic. Love the colors, the counting aspects and the waves on the blue border. Great job!!

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  8. This is adorable! I love the bright, fun colors and shapes. I'm always at a loss for what kind of quilts to make for a toddler that's not "too babyish." This idea is perfect!

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  9. oh my heavens - that is adorable!!!

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  10. My son adores the aquarium too---I think lots of kids do because it is so magical.

    Your quilt is just beautiful with all the ocean life colors:)

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  11. Love the idea and the inner scallops are just perfect!

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  12. Your quilt is absolutely adorable, & very original. I'll bet your grandson just loves it.

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  13. Such a cute quilt! I love the bright colors and the sea theme!! Whoop whoop!!

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  14. Yeah: Whoop! Whoop! That is awesome.

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  15. Very cute quilt! You did a great job!

    Vicki @ Quilting Lodge

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  16. What a great idea! My grandson loves the ocean and visiting the aquarium too. He's 8 now and can count, otherwise I'd have loved to "borrow" your idea. So cute and creative.

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  17. Super, super cute! Definitely have to pin this for future reference!

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