Friday, 17 May 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival again? YAA!

It's that time again - time to look at the online quilting bloggers' favorite quilts!
AmysCreativeSide.com
Amy's Creative Side is looking even prettier than usual with all of these quilts.

My entry?  Going into the Favorite Bed Quilt is my Mermaid Lovey Quilt.

My sweet little girl needed to move up to a Big Girl bed, and to make it extra special (and less like getting kicked out of her crib) I wanted to make her a quilt. I was at a total loss of what to make though, until one day she pulled some mermaid fabric out of my stash and oooo'd and aaaaaaa'd over it. So I ordered more coordinating fabric and worked on a layout for a twin-sized quilt of approx 60" x 100".

Her quilt started out as a lot of triangles. Stacks and stacks of triangles:


That were arranged with fussy-cut centre blocks to form an ocean waves pattern:



That were eventually all pieced together (with a LOT of y-seams) and sashed with ruffled blue satin:



And bordered with mermaids frolicking with dolphins:




All to be quilted by her loving Mama in a wave/swirl pattern in the negative space:



I adore it. But more importantly, she does.



Thanks for stopping in to look :)

4 comments:

  1. So sweet - the quilting is perfect for it!

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  2. I love that you took that fabric she loved and ran with it. It turned out beautifully-- and that blue satin sashing is a stroke of genius. LOVE!

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    1. The sashing is on of my favourite parts of the quilt :)

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