Mendocino Dreams Quilt by Jenib320

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2010-11-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2012-04-06T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

I started collecting fabrics for this quilt during the Fall of 2010, so it's been a long time coming! This quilt is based around Heather Ross's last fabric line with Free Spirit, Mendocino.  The colors and the whimsical mermaids are too much for me, I love them so much! I knew I wanted to feature the mermaids so I ended up deciding on scrappy log cabins with the mermaid prints as the centers.

I used the entire Mendocino line along with tons and tons of other fabrics in coordinating colors. At one point the fabrics for this quilt were being kept in a overflowing laundry basket, to give you an idea of the number of different fabrics in this quilt.  I LOVE mixing fabrics from different collections and I think that's part of why I love this quilt so much. 

Since this quilt is giant at 96"x108", I knew it needed a special long arming treatment. I knew I wanted bubble quilting from pretty early on, and I'm so happy with how it turned out! It was quilted by Lindsay of Eileen Quilts! She did a fantastic job, and was patient and willing to help me make the right decisions on thread, density and design.

For the back, I wanted to feature the Giant Octopi prints and some of the coordinating prints too.  Since the back had to be so big, I used solids to finish up the sides! It's bound up in my current binding fabric of choice, voile! This time I used Pastry Line in Saffron by Anna Maria Horner. It's so soft and it's the perfect color of gold-yellow!

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Comments

Jess

I love that quilt. The Mendocino line is a fantastic one and I love pretty much anything using it, but I've never seen something so large. The colors are so bright and cheery and featuring mermaids? Um, love.

Amanda

This is such a great way to use this line - the quilt is beautiful.

Helloshop

love it!!! great colors...it delights me!

True

This is absolutely gorgeous...I agree it is delightful. What a beautiful combination of fabric and perfect pattern.

Caribousmom

Beautiful quilt - love the fabrics too. I have a small amount of this fabric and keep wondering how to use it! Your choices in color placement are fabulous!

Robotmomsews

I ♥ the mermaids!!!!! So cute and whimsical!

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