I bought this stack at my local quilt shop - just 1-1/4 yard cheater panel for the quilt front and 1-1/4 yard of backing. For the binding I needed 1/3 yard, and for the batting I had a leftover piece that was big enough - perfect!
side note: I LOVE using up those smaller, leftover pieces of batting, don't you? I feel bad throwing them away, so I stack them next to my shelf and hope that I'll need it eventually!
Instead of spray basting the quilt and quilting on my Juki, I loaded it on my HandiQuilter and did some alternating squiggly lines:
You can see the quilting a bit better in this photo. For each square I alternated the direction of the squiggly lines. It was a fun alternative to a regular meandering quilting design!
The quilt ended up measuring 38" x 42 and you can see in this photo what the cheater panel looks like. I love the sweet little sea creatures!
[fabrics used for the quilt front and back are from the In The Ocean line designed by Lesley Grainger for Riley Blake]
This little quilt was a fast and fun project! It's all wrapped up and ready for giving. Hope she likes it!