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!