Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mermaids a swimmin'

I have decided that I LOVE mermaids. This Heather Ross Mendocino fabric, is to die for, especially now that I have seen it in person. Nettie sent this fabric for us to make a improv block, so basically whatever we wanted to make. Easy. I whipped both of these out yesterday while my daughter took a much needed 3 1/2 hour nap. Nettie sent enough fabric so that I could make 2 blocks, she wanted the blocks to be 8" - 14".

I made a 10.5" simple block so that I could showcase the mermaids. Aren't they fab??

For Nettie - simple block

Then I tried a busy 14" block that would (hopefully) project movement. Those vines around the mermaid I thought gave the impression of seaweed.

For Nettie - busy block

My favorite part is to the left where the little girl is swimming in the top square into the bottom square, love it.

Mermaid detail


amy smart said...

Really cute blocks, Darci. What a fun exchange.

I'm also jealous of your green grass. Although, I'm just happy I can finally see grass again. :)

Natalie said...

So stinkin cute! Eventually I am going to enter one of these online quilting bees. it just looks like so much fun!

Unknown said...

As I said at flickr, this is totally amazing! :) Love the movement.

Sheree said...

Those are darling. My girl would love them! The colors are all so great together.

Anonymous said...

I love all your creations! The last mermaid block with the seaweed tendrils is by far my fav!!

SewAmy said...

I am in love with that fabric too and I love your blocks.

Darci said...

Thanks everyone. I was really pleased with these.


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