I used this template...
...which I bought from here when I found myself in the neighbourhood a few months back. I buy a lot of my threads and notions from the Cotton Patch but always by mail order. In my head, I'd decided it was going to be an enormous Aladdins Cave of quilty goodness but in reality the premises are actually quite small and I think they offer more online than is actually in the shop.
Anyway, the template comes in two sizes but I liked the idea of using the larger size to show off prints. You can machine or hand piece but I was going the slow, portable road so went for the hand piecing option.
The backing is a very tactile piece of Anna Marie Horner velveteen spliced in between a Denyse Schmidt (I think) piece that wasn't quite long enough.
I just used my walking foot to quilt about half an inch outside and along each seam line and I love the echo of waves it creates.
It's now all pressed, folded and ready to gift for the arrival of a new baby next month.
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