I know I could have just made a regular panel quilt and been done with this Mermaid quilt really quickly. But where's the sport in that? I had to jazz it up as you saw in the first post when I had the top finished.
I am thrilled to be able to say that the Littlest Mermaid panel quilt is finished and has been for at least an hour! After I finished the top, I had to design a pieced back as I didn't have enough of one fabric.
I did a watery meander in pink thread on all the borders. I've done this stitch before and I like the shimmer effect. However, it can make a quilt a bit stiff so I only used it in the horseshoe fabric.
Then I had to decide on binding. I had enough for either blue or pink. I even thought about mixing the two. I figured there was enough going on already so I went with the navy.
I did a continuous seam binding. I remember when those were a bit intimidating. Now, I love them. You can read more in this post.
The back shows the quilting a bit better than the front. I like pieced backs so this one was right up my alley. I think the front and the back show that you can put your own stamp on any project you make. Panels are fun to change around.
I am really pleased with the finished quilt and I think Zara will love it. We got her a stuffed little Mermaid to give her with the quilt. I can't wait to give it to her on Christmas.
Mum's the word until then, OK?
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If you enjoy giving quilts to children, you will like my post on that very bliss.