I tested the Whales quilt top from the Polar Bear Country ebook, juuust in case I made any errors in the pattern. The pattern was fine (it’s a fairly simple pattern after all) but I actually made a tiny mistake when putting the top together, can you spot it? It’s not a big deal at all, it just gives the quilt a slightly different look.
In take two I accidentally swapped the position of the whale blocks, so instead of whales being below the squares in the block, they are above. I like it either way, it’s nice when a pattern is flexible and works in different ways. :-)
To be honest, I wasn’t entirely sure how the top would work out in these different colours. I mean, the original was made with ocean colours in mind, would it even work in this aqua and red combo? Happily, I think it does. It’s definitely more cheerful! I kinda want to make another in very bright colours, just to see how that would look.
Whales Take Two will be a gift for my parents, I kinda wish I could keep it, but I already told them they’re getting it, so there’s no way back now. ;-)
If you want to make your own Whales Quilt, find the pattern here (or the whole ebook!):
If you are in the UK/EU, you can buy the ebook via this link. By now I think you know about the EU VAT rules which mean I have to email the ebook to you because otherwise you will have to pay VAT and I will have to deal with some very complicated VAT something-something. But I just thought I’d mention it for any new readers (hi! welcome!)