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Even after making that cute “True Blue” quilt, I still can’t get me enough of them. I did an Etsy search for baby whales and came across some other very cute baby ideas. And…whale, I hope you like them too!

Finley the crocheted whale from FloraBellaBoutique would be a great giftie or package topper for a special baby. She even makes this whale in different colors or into a mobile!

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Children’s wall decals look fab in their rooms or in the nursery! I used a wall decal over Daisy’s bed and really liked the way it looked and how dang easy it was to put up. Love the whale one over the crib with the baby’s name from Zapoart.

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I can’t get over how stinkin’ cute these blue baby shoes are from TheWeeLittlePig.

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Need party favors for the shower goodie bags? Well how about these whale personalized lip balms from LakeSideLipBalms! Made from sunflower oil, beeswax and many flavors to choose from.

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And if your cupcakes for the shower aren’t cute enough then add these cupcake whale toppers made from vanilla fondant from MissSweetSends. Oh my! I don’t think I’ve seen anything sweeter than this!

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True Blue Baby I Love You…Tips On Cutting And Assembly

SewMod true blue baby quilt kit

“Have a whale of a good time with the fun nautical prints in the True Blue Collection featuring whimsical whales, splashing waves and fun geometrics. Anchors away!”

True Blue is designed by Ana Davis. I just love her children’s prints and Blend never, never disappoints me in the quality of their fabrics. I’ve loved every piece I’ve ever ordered from them and this is no exception! True Blue is vibrant and fun to work with.

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I knew I wanted to do a strip quilt with this line. It’s perfect with the big playful whales and the baby whales in a row!

The kit is available in the Etsy shop. It includes step-by-step instructions to strip piece the quilt in no time for that special little one. Kit includes all your fabrics, binding and backing, and sews up fast for a baby shower or gift. You can easily quilt with straight lines. It’s a DIY complete project! *batting not included.

And I have some helpful tips for you if you’ve purchased the kit and are ready to start on your baby quilt.

I fussy cut the baby whales to make this quilt, but it wasn’t any trouble to do so since the fabric was printed really straight to begin with. Straighten the edge of your fabric so that the ‘white wave’ is on the cut. Line your ruler up for the 2 inches. The white wave that’s next in line should fall somewhere on that 2 inches. As you can see in the photo, my ruler lined up between the waves.

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Cut your strip out and attach to the selected fabrics, taking note of the whale directions. They swim opposite each other!

SewMod true blue whales baby quilt kit

After all these years sewing, I make the most basic mistakes:( Am I the only one out there that still does this?!? The seam ripper is my best friend..

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Sew the strips together in pairs and trim the edges. *When sewing rows, alternate your sewing direction right to left and left to right. Alternating will keep rows straight and help prevent stretching in one direction.

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I hope you have as much fun making this as I did! And if you have anymore questions about the True Blue baby quilt, don’t hesitate to ask. I’m happy to help!

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