My second quilt finish of the year! This would have been done weeks ago, had I not run out of quilting thread and had terrible luck finding an exact match!
Anyway, it's my 'mermaid quilt'! This fabric is probably my all-time favorite line (Mendocino by Heather Ross). I specifically cut big squares so that you could just enjoy the fabrics together.
I ended up ripping off the narrow border I had sewed on. Which was the right choice.
I wasn't planning on the back being so 'interesting' but without time to shop around for appropriate backing, I decided to pull all the scraps I could find together and see how far it stretched.
Answer: It stretched just barely enough. Good thing I ripped off that border.
(Need to check camera settings, these oranges are looking extra bright...)
The binding is Michael Miller's 'Dim Dots' and worked perfectly. Glad I went for a blue binding.
I think I'm going to gift this to my daughter who hopefully doesn't read this blog (and if she does she needs to act surprised in a few months). Because as much as I love this quilt (and I do), I kept thinking of her as I was making it.
There will be a delay on the quilting front as I need to have my machine serviced (and need to find time to get that done), but I am already thinking a lot about my next quilt! Hooray, quilts are the best.