Friday, July 22, 2016

Merry Mermaids #2


I hadn't put away the leftovers from my first Merry Mermaids quilt and got the chance last week to do one of my Finish Along goals, whipping up a cot quilt (and there are still more leftovers to go!) I think the white sashings help enhance the lovely colours of aqua and apricot.


I returned to a Sue Pfau 'Quilts from Sweet Jane' design that I have used before (still a WIP) - called 'Jumping Jacks', with a slight adjustment to make it a shorter, more squared quilt cot.


For quilting, I did some FMQ of a wave motif in the half-square rows, and large wavy lines over the rows in between.


I love these little mermaids!



The backing is made from some strips of yardage, random widths. The quilt finished at 37"x 39".


Close-up of the fishy fabric...and the stars, and the stripes too.

I don't have a recipient in mind for this yet, someone will come along at the right time! It may well end up in a pile of donated cot quilts that I plan to take along to the Southland Hospital neo-natal unit (once I've got about eight or nine made up) if no-one else comes along to 'claim' it first.


December 2016: gifted to my lovely friend Donna's new ten-month old foster daughter, Riki.




14 comments:

  1. So pretty! You did a great job with those fun fabrics!!

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    1. Cheers! I still have more to use up...

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  2. What a happy, fun little quilt. Don't you just love it when the entire quilt is made from leftovers, scraps, and stash fabrics? It feels like a "free" quilt, doesn't it? That mermaid fabric! Donating quilts to the neonatal unit is a wonderful idea for that pretty fabric. (If no one claims it, of course!)

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    1. Thanks Mary, the neonatal is close to my heart as our son started his life off there; I'm so grateful for the care he received.

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  3. I love both sides and I love working with scraps!!

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  4. Lovely mermaids! I too have a small 'stock pile' of quilts, although my family keep me busy with new babies, so the pile doesn't get very big!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Leeanne.

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  5. Beautiful finish. I love the quilting. It suits the mermaid theme.

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    1. Thanks Pamela, any chance to try out some FMQ!

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  6. Such a pretty quilt! I find it very handy having one or two little quilts finished, everyone really seems to love getting a little handmade gift! And they are perfect for 'tummy time'.

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    1. Thanks Linda, I appreciate the comments.

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  7. Such fun fabric, love this one too!

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    1. Thanks Judy! I am thinking I might have to use what's left to make a quilt with an actual mermaid on it (ie applique perhaps!)

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