Tuesday, January 07, 2014

My Beautiful Mermaid Block

A number of months ago I was chatting with Nicki Lee on Words with Friends and we decided to swap crazy quilting blocks and embellish each others.  Mine arrived first embellished because Nicki Lee forgot to send her block to me, and sent it with my finished block.  And when it arrived, I was so excited because it was exactly what I had in mind.  It is absolutely gorgeous
and I look at it every day, deciding how I am going to use it.  

Granddaughter Kyleigh was here on New Year's Eve, and we are working on a new Boho bag for her.  And we were looking at my mermaid block for inspiration.  Kyleigh's new Boho is going
to be an underwater scene and it has a whale in it.  Kyleigh was doing an excellent job.  I told her she needed to sew tiny stitches on the embellishments or else things would start falling off or coming undone.  She did just as I said.  I am going to finish the front up.  We watched 3 "chick flicks that night" and had a wonderful evening.  This was after she helped me for 5 hours putting the Christmas decorations away and up in the attic again!

Well I guess I had better get my laundry started and some more things up in the attic, so I can watch my taped Downton Abbey!


margaret said...

mermaid boho front is a real beauty, are you teasing us not sharing a photo of the block Nicki did for you

Annette said...

Beautiful I have been wanting to do a mermaid pretty have even bought a sea horse to put in it. such an inspirations. xoxoxo

Pamela Kellogg said...

This is absolutely stunning!

NickiLee said...

Been a while since I've checked out my Blogging friends - so happy to see you love this girl - had so much fun swapping with you as I love your work too!