Monday, November 5, 2012

Scrappy Mermaid Quilt

Scrappy Mermaid Quilt
Scrappy Mermaid Quilt, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Happy Monday! I'm happy to kick the week off with a much anticipated finish! This quilt was born out of scraps from my Mendocino Dreams Quilt back in March.  I needed some mindless piecework, and the center patchwork came out of that. 

Since the original quilt is a King size, and we currently only have a double bed, I'm not able to use it on a daily basis.  That was why I decided to sash the patchwork nice and big to turn it into a throw size quilt I could enjoy all the time.  With all that negative space, I knew it needed a super special quilting treatment.  That's where my dear friend Christina comes in!

Scrappy Mermaid Quilt by Jeni Baker
Scrappy Mermaid Quilt, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I sent off the top to her and asked her to just have fun quilting it.  She's the queen of doodling, so I knew her idea of fun would be just perfect for this quilt! I'll let the photos do the talking, but lets just say I spent about half an hour staring at this quilt with my mouth open when the package arrived last week.  The quilting is AMAZING!

Scrappy Mermaid Quilt
Scrappy Mermaid Quilt, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Scrappy Mermaid Quilt
Scrappy Mermaid Quilt, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Scrappy Mermaid Quilt by Jeni Baker
Scrappy Mermaid Quilt, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I love that every time I look at the quilt I find a different surprise in the quilting.  There is a lot going on, but it's not over-quilted, it's still extremely soft and drapey.  Just perfect!!  Thank you, Christina, for taking such good care of my quilt, you really brought it to life.  It is a true treasure! :)

Scrappy Mermaid Quilt by Jeni Baker
Scrappy Mermaid Quilt, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Another quilt checked off the list! Now it's all washed, wrinkly, and ready to be snuggled!

Happy Quilting!

23 comments:

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous!

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  2. WOW! My mouth is hanging open too. Gorgeous job Christina!!!

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  3. Love the purple and the quilting well and of course the main fabric :) wonderful job!

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  4. Did I miss it in your post--is that purple a Kaffe shot cotton? Or is it some AG solid wonderfulness? (Your last post has me dreaming of a big pile of AG solids, yum.) Whatever it is, it is stunning!

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    1. Yes, it's a shot cotton! Its very similar in color to Cabernet in the AG solids! :)

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  5. It is soooo amazing! I love everything she did on it. I know once I get mine back it will be hard to quilt anything myself again. I just left a ton of comments of flickr but really to bad we don't live next to eachother to get pictures of our quilts together once I get mine back from her. Enjoy yours it really is fabulous.

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  6. I love this quilt. It is just amazing!!!

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  7. I loved quilting this. The best time i've had quilting in a long time. :)

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  8. Absolutely love this one. What is the purple solid you have used?

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  9. so beautiful! The colours just glow!

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  10. The colors of this quilt are amazinggg!!! They totally pop and it is beautiful.

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  11. That quilting is gorgeous! So perfect!

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  12. Beautiful quilt. That saturated purple is to die for.

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  13. Wow! Jeni this one is lovely. The purple really ups the color factor on this one. Pretty!

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  14. This is so pretty. I love your choice of the deep eggplant for the background. Also, I agree with you- the quilting is amazing.

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  15. So stunning....now i want to send every quit make to the long armers......(have not sent (1) yet)...this is gorgeous...have you let it go yet!

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  16. Super pretty and I love those rich colors! A treasure for sure :-)

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  17. Beautiful quilt - love the strength of colour! The quilting is also stunning. Enjoy your snuggles :)

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