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.