the mermaid quilt

Is three years too long to wait to blog about a quilt? I hope not.

I came across these photos of one of my first and favorite quilts this weekend, and thought now would be as good a time as any to share them. The top is made up of 10" squares of fabrics from Heather Ross's Mendocino line (lots of mermaids and octopi), which I picked up from a quilt shop in NH years ago, and the back is an Anna Maria Horner fabric I found in the clearance tub at Nido.

I finished the quilt in 2010, while we were still living in Maryland, and it has been a constant on our couch ever since.

Fellow bloggers, what's the longest you've waited to blog about a project? Do you have project photos languishing unshared in your computer folders, too?


  1. I love this. Right after I started sewing I went to this quirky local shop that sells mostly apparel fabrics and they had two of the prints from Mendocino. This was long after they were hard to find so I bought what they had and have always wished I had more!

  2. Ahhh, that is is awesome! The quilt itself, and the fact that you've waited 3 years to blog it. I'm trying to think if I have some old projects I should dust off and photograph...

  3. I have one group of really old projects I've never shared... but I don't know if I will. I never give it enough thought to decide.

    That yellow Good Folks print for your backing is one of my favorite AMH fabrics. Crazy to imagine it in a discount bin!

  4. I have more in-progress projects that I have yet to blog about. How fun that you've had this all this time.

  5. It is NEVER too late to quilt about a Mendocino quilt!!! Might you have picked up the Mendocino quilt kit at Peggy Anne's in Concord? I picked up a strikingly similar one from them a couple of years ago. They had about ten of them left and I wanted more than one but I settled on one. A couple of days after I got mine, I decided I was SO in love with the fabric that I went back to get another one and found that a woman came in and bought every one of they had left. It taught me a valuable lesson about buying fabric when I see it!! LOL I still haven't quilted it yet... it's my most treasured fabric but it just hasn't felt like the right time yet. So silly, I know. :) -Jamie


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