I said I was going to catch up on posting finished quilts this year and here’s the start. It does help in finding the extra time when you’re wide awake at 4:30am.
My intension was to use the Heather Ross Mendocino line and make a quilt for myself.
I cut the line all up into BIG 60 degree triangles after seeing a quilt made by Patchwork Notes (her blog is private now) and placed it on the design wall. Mine didn’t have the same appeal at all. So I started again by pulling the blue and brown prints from the mix.
The beauty of stash building is a successful quilt is achievable without leaving home and sometimes it’s happy hour:) I collected my potential pile and cut a few to place. A little Amy Butler, Kaffe, Violet Craft, Alexander and some yummy crimson, orange and mustard prints. As usual I have some prints that didn’t work, so I see another scrappy quilt in my future.
As I cut my quilt kept growing until I found my design wall loaded with a queen size. I bypassed Jefe and made a solo household decision to go for a bed quilt. I figured what man wouldn’t want to sleep under mermaids with starfish as pasties?
Sandie and I quilted it with swirls, which I knew from experience on Nicquelle’s quilt would be amazing. I don’t go outside in winter unless I have to, so this is the only photo of the back I have, but it is a mix of flannel and a selvedge to selvedge of the large mermaid print running the length. It feels good to use it up!
The seaweed just seemed right for finishing it off with binding.
There you have it, the first of my finished quilts from 2013 that have remained unposted. Only five more finished quilts to post, one zillion unfinished projects to finish and two closets of fabric to use up and I’ll have accomplished my 2014 resolutions. I clearly won’t have time to work out.
I’ll have to plan another with the blues and browns that I have cut and waiting.
If you follow me on Instagram, I’m still destashing 6″ square sets. Currently I’ve got sets of green available with black next, then I’ll start all over again with pink. If you’re interested email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can also put you on a list for a certain color when they become available.
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