Oh, man, I am so happy to have this one done! It has been a long time in the making. How long? Well, I went back in the blog post list, and the first time I could find a reference for it was March 30, 2011. Scratch that, the official beginning looks like it was March 23, 2011
In any case it was originally intended as the background for this mermaid, but it was too busy and she got lost.
Mermaid Quilt Here.
I used a fusible quilting grid. Here's my tutorial. There's a catch, though. I ran into a couple problems with this. It got distorted after all the squares were sewn together. I even was careful to not sew every seam the same direction. I don't know if it's because of the size, or because it is on point. Also, it got very thick to sew through! So, I don't know if you can tell, but even though I cut the inside 'squared up', it isn't straight to the piecing.
Wavy quilting on the inside of the quilt and the outer border. Straight lines on the white inner border. I made the skinny white inside border because I thought it helped pop out and frame the blue. Otherwise the light blue on top doesn't look blue.
39" x 42"
Used a fusible on point grid
1" finished squares (I don't know how many - hundreds)
Quilted on my home machine.
I'm going to keep this one!
Linking up with Amanda Jean at Crazy mom quilts.
Congratulations on your finish! It looks great.
Wow! That's a lot of squares to keep organized. I love the way the mermaid quilt turned out too. I especially like the stripes in her hair.
This is just so beautiful. Stunning, even, in a soft, want-to-wrap-up-in-this sort of way.
I love the wavy quilting and laughed when I saw all those spools of thread. Fabulous!
I tend to take a long time on some quilts, and while I'm happy to get them done, there's usually a reason why they needed the time. I'm glad the mermaid went to another quilt, because this one is so lovely by itself.
Great shading of all the blues. Very pretty.
Lovely! The quilting is beautiful too. You must be so happy to be finished!
Beautiful quilt! Congrats on the finish!!
I love this quilt going to have to pin it as a great idea.
So pretty -
Both quilts look absolutely gorgeous!! Thank you so much for sharing them!!
Do you have a pattern for this quilt? I know some little girls that would love one. :-) <3 <3 <3
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