Once we were settled in from our move in May of 2011, I set to work scouring quilts on Flickr and Google until I came across this lovely quilt block and great tutorial from Holly at Bijou Lovely. I had a vision and knew my mermaids were destined to be cut and sewn into scrappy herringbones. I adjusted the tutorial a little bit to suit my design by making one long strip of herringbones instead of several blocks. I did this by simply sewing the scrappy strips together until I reached the desired length so I wouldn't have the breaks you see when you sew herringbone blocks together. I added some white sashing and then decided to try my hand at free motion quilting for the first time. It took forever to quilt all of those little bubbles, but I am so happy with the way it turned out. And so happy that I took the plunge to cut up my fabric and create the perfect mermaid quilt for C.
|Front View of Swimming Sisters Quilt.|
|I am IN LOVE.|
|Detail of Bubble Quilting on Sashing.|
|Detail of Wavy Quilting on Herringbones.|
|Detail of Quilting on the Back.|
|Swimming Sisters Back.|