well, maybe not exactly swimming, but resting on sandy shallows, with little waves washing over them - this is the picture I had in mind when I was making this baby quilt:
I wanted to sew a wonky stars quilt ever since I saw Susan's quilt, but somehow never had an opportunity until now.
I'm really happy with how it turned out, and sewing with blues and greens was refreshing after all the brown.
It was also the first time I tried machine binding by stitching the binding to the front first, folding it over and stitching from the front close the binding, so that the stitch catches the folded binding on the back. (OK, I hope you know what I mean because I'm not sure how to explain it more clearly and I can't seem to find any tutorial for this method now). It wasn't as scary as I'd imagined and there were only a few places that needed restitching, so I'm glad I tried. I think I'll use it from time to time, but the look (and the process) of hand stitched binding will remain my favourite.
There is one more green and blue quilt I've finished, but I still need to photograph it.