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!
A Mendocino Ocean
Ever since I made Gwen's Mendocino quilt almost a year ago I knew I had to make myself one. I kept stealing hers.
Quilting Detail
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.
Quilting
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.
Mendocino Ocean quilt back
For the binding I used Riley Blake, Happier dot. It is such a fun great print.
Binding my awesome Mendocino quilt. Impatient to wash and use it tonight.
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.
My Mendocino Ocean
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.
My Mendocino Ocean

13 comments:

Anne's House said...

Darci, I love your quilt too--it's sooo cozy and colorful! Anne.

Ella said...

*covet covet covet*

capitolaquilter said...

Wonderful. I love the quilting and binding choice too.

Angela Bullard said...

It turned out beautifully.

natalie christensen said...

It's amazing! I bet it's even better in person.

diane said...

Darci, this is beautiful. I hope you are well.

Laura Jane said...

Darci, it's beautiful! And omg Christina's quilting is amazing!!

Jeannette said...

It is a lovely quilt! I am just about to start my mendocino quilt finally and this is great inspiration, thanks! Beautiful photos too!

Euphoria Jessica said...

It is so so gorgeous Darci!! Love the quilting- quite stunning!

Katy Cameron said...

It looks great, and that quilting is amazing!

Anna said...

beautiful! it turned out amazing, the fabrics are just so pretty. And awesome quilting of course. :)

Kati said...

Love this Darci!!

The Lee's said...

Love Dar!!

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