Monday, December 3, 2012
My Mendocino Ocean Quilt
I have had this quilt finished for awhile but sent it out to an amazing long arm quilter my friend Christina since there is so much solid I didn't want to quilt it. You would see all my mistakes. I knew this quilt would by my favorite out of all of mine and I wanted it quilted special and Christina does crazy amazing work!
Ever since I made Gwen's Mendocino quilt almost a year ago I knew I had to make myself one. I kept stealing hers.
The solid I used is Micheal Millers Cotton Couture in Luna. If you haven't yet used this solid it is so soft and I highly recommend it. I loved Gwen's quilt where I used the aqua solid as sashing. It was just so fun and went great with the mermaids since it made it look like they were swimming in the ocean so I knew I had to use it for mine. Plus it would really make the quilting stand out. Isn't Christina's work just amazing???? She blew me away with this one.
For the back of the quilt I told myself this was my favorite fabric line and that I might as well go all out so I used the last bit I had of the aqua mermaids along with Erin McMorris Weekends print which is such a great compliment to Mendocino.
For the binding I used Riley Blake, Happier dot. It is such a fun great print.
I owe all these great "site" picture to my husband who went with me to the lake by our house and held the quilt up so I could take these pictures. It was the first time I convinced him to go on a quilting picture adventure with me but really he just wanted to go running around the lake and I just tagged along.
The quilt is 66" x 84" which is just perfect for my since I am really really tall. I doubt this quilt will be far from me this winter. I always have a quilt around me since I am always cold.