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.