Monday, September 23, 2013


Hello blog! I just finished my Mendocino by Heather Ross quilt... or as I think of it, my mermaids quilt.

Quilt is done!

This one is twin sized, and although I did use a lot of my Mendocino fabric, it also has several other Heather Ross fabric scraps and some other fabric bits and pieces as well. It's free motion quilted, and the backing is an old blue sheet I bought from Target years ago.

Mendocino quilt
It's a little hard to get a picture of a large quilt in an apartment, so here is my jury-rigged quilt hanging setup that will sort of show what it looks like...

mermaid quilt



Quilt with yoga!
Girl doing yoga!


Here's another view, draped over our deck chairs....

It's been far too long since I've been on west 38th, but the last year has been a bit crazy. My husband got orders to D.C., and in short order we decided we didn't want to do the long distance thing, so I applied to grad school, we found a place in Virginia, I quit my job, and now I'm a fulltime student! It's nice to see him every night at dinner, as his previous tour had him out on his ship for long stretches of time.

On the sewing front, I now have more than 1 sewing machine- I bought a little Brother coverstitch machine, which I've been greatly enjoying. I'd always hemmed knits with a twin needle in my sewing machine, which was often an exercise in frustration and never turned out very well. As I've been wearing some knit tops and dresses that I've previously hemmed with a twin needle, I've been ripping out the hems (which come right out, which tells me that they were on the verge of falling out...) and re-doing them on the coverstitch. I should have definitely broken down and picked one up ages ago! Now I'm re-thinking the fact that I don't own a serger...


Anonymous said...

Nice to see you back! I like your quilt - assembling it in an apartment must have been a chore. What have you (formally) become o student of?

Uta said...

Good to hear from you! What are you studying? The quilt is gorgeous; I adore the Heather Ross fabrics and have a prized piece of the mermaids... my precious... Haha!

ACorgiHouse said...

Love it! I figured you were just busy being married and all that entails, but sounds like even better than I imagined. :) K

SEWN said...

Beautiful! Welcome back! Wht degree program are you in?

gMarie said...

Stunning quilt! So good to see you in the space again. Such huge life changes, but how nice to be eating dinner together nightly. Enjoy (and thank you both for what you do).

Oh - tell me more about the coverstitch, I'm definately on the fence about whether I want one or not. :) g

Joy said...

Nice to hear from you again!

Your quilt is really beautiful!

Patricia said...

I am so glad all is well. Good to hear from you again.

cidell said...

Welcome to the delmarva!