The mid-winter sunshine was really bright, so it is a little washed out unfortunately, but as you'll read below, I had waited a long time to get photos of this finish, so wasn't going to wait any longer! (And the waterfront was busy with 'Pokemon' hunters everywhere so we felt a little out of place LOL!)
It is made from a lovely collection of 'Merry Mermaid' fabrics, picked up at the start of the year from a sale at Spotlight...couldn't resist!
|Measures approx. 60" square.|
I made the block-pattern myself, just using a 20.5" square block with different sized pieces of fabric, and making some similar-yet-slightly-different blocks by rotating blocks and alternating fabric selections (colour/designs etc).
I quilted all-over with a large stipple to help keep it soft. The binding is a solid dark aqua, and the backing is made from the whiter version of the starfish, fish & sea-horses fabric.
I finished this back in April, but didn't get a chance to take some nice photos of it as I wanted to put the quilt next to water of some sort but just haven't been near any nice stretches of water. I knew the waterfront in Wellington would be easy access during our little holiday there last weekend and so took the quilt and camera with me!
One of my Napier sisters-in-law, Julia, was visiting us when down this way for the Southland Oyster Festival and bought it for her new grand-daughter (in Canada I think?) She didn't mind waiting until I had a chance to get some nice shots and I posted it off to her this week.
We were so lucky...the weather in Wellington was more like Spring than Winter!
A big southern welcome to my blog visitors from Kelly's Needle and Thread Thursday or from Amanda Jean's Finish It Up Friday - have a great weekend.