You know the saying that "it takes a village?" Well this quilt took a small village to complete it. Jackie pieces the blocks, Jerry sewed the quilt top, and I quilted and bound it. It is an adorable little quilt and I love the pops of color. The pattern is called It's Five to Ten, by Far-Flung Quilts
I made Sadie's mermaid tail and LOVE how this turned out. I'm pretty sure she is going to LOVE this too.
I am so pleased with the scale like fabric and how the tail quilted up. The scale and tail fabrics are a stretchy performance fabric and I had never worked with them before. I didn't have trouble, but I did use a walking foot and I pinned and used wonder clips a lot. I lined the entire thing with a fleece that was the perfect color for this. I used the fleece for the cuff at the top also, because I thought that would feel nice and snuggly against Sadie's face.
It's fun how the fabric changes color, depending on how the light hits it.
I have a feeling that I'll be making a few more of these. To mix it up a bit, I'm thinking about a dolphin, whale, and shark. :-)
I've been able to finish up a few other items, but I don't have pictures. I'll get those taken soon and post them later this weekend or early next week.
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