August 26, 2014

Mermaid Mini-Art Quilt

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday!

I have a small mermaid art quilt in process.  It measures roughly 11 x 17 inches at this stage. I'm really just getting started here, still have a lot to add - fish, seaweed, underwater critters.  I am planning to add some hand embroidery, and who knows what else.

Her tail is made from a bunch of little bits of fabric held down by random machine stitching.  (Yes, there is even a use for those teeny tiny scraps!)  These bits are loose on some sides in some areas. I have not decided if I will embroider her facial features, or use a fabric pen.  I may add some beads here and there. It's fun to consider the possibilities and try different things.

I have not made one of these little quilts in a while and it feels good to get back to it.

What's in process in your studio?

Linking up with Fabric Tuesday and Freemotion by the River and Needle and Thread Thursday and Sew Darn Crafty


  1. Oh what fun! I love mermaids and look forward to seeing her come to completion.

  2. This caught my eye on the Quilt Story blog for Fabric Tuesday links. I just finished an applique quilt project, and I wanted to see what you've done with yours! I love your idea for using beads. Maybe you could use some bulky thread to add texture to her hair, too? I would love to see how this progresses!

  3. So creative I love how it looks like an amazing collage!!

    Hugs Giggles

  4. I love a mermaid, and have made a few mermaid quilts! Thanks for sharing yours
    LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  5. What a fun project and I love seeing someone else who uses the teeny tiny pieces!


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