Sea Flower Stripes!
Morgan picked the name – I never can come up with anything creative. I guess it’s obvious – it’s named for the fabrics used… lots of the Mendocino line – mermaids, fish, kelp and jellyfish – as well as a few of the floral prints from the Lightning Bugs line, and of course there are lots of stripes, so the name seems appropriate.
I finished quilting it over the weekend, and sewed the last of the binding on last night. This is my second free motion quilted quilt, and I’m pleased to say that it does indeed get easier. I actually enjoyed it this time (and no sore muscles!)!
I used the pink kelp stripe for the binding, but ran a bit short and had to add in a bit of another fabric (those orange seahorses). I actually really like that little bit of orange, so I’m glad it worked out the way it did.
The back is pieced – a couple sections of the larger pieces I had remaining, as well as a section of all the remaining strips.
This one measures 44″ x 63″… I think they just keep getting larger. Maybe someday I’ll work my way up to a queen sized quilt for our bed!
I’m considering entering this one into the handmade baby quilt contest here… does it have a ‘modern, hip feel’? Hmmm…