Friday, December 6, 2013

A Finish: Warsaw Mermaid

I have unashamedly blogged about this mermaid pillow for the last three days straight. But I LOVE it that much! I'm so happy how it turned out. The foundation paper piecing pattern is at Sewing Under Rainbow.

Ginger #1 has not seen the finished pillow yet. She will have to wait until her birthday in January. I cannot wait!

The quilting looks a bit like thread's sloppy. I really struggle with quilting. My quilting machine doesn't have a stitch regulator. So, I just go for it and quilt fast, often ending up with thread barf. OK, i like saying thread barf. Practice, practice, practice.

I do like, however, the quilted heart that landed in the mermaid's hands. I didn't plan that. It just happened. :) The finished pillow is 25-inches.

Linking up: naptimecrafters // crazymomquilts // sewmuchado // freemotionquilting // confessionsofafabricaddict // duringquiettime // skiptomylou // quiltstory // msmidge // blossomheartquilts // freemotionbytheriver // firefliesandjellybeans // amyscreativeside // playcrafts

Happy Stitching,


  1. It's so pretty! In the photos it doesn't look like thread barf but my fear of thread barf is what has kept me from FMQ on a REAL project. I really do need to just take the plunge with it soon!

  2. Really beautiful! Love the pillow idea.

  3. I don't care that you've blogged this for three days. I care that you completed this oh-my-goodness-how-did-she-do-that project in three days. It's amazing. And from this angle, I see no thread barf :-)
    E xx

  4. So cute! Love the tail/border fabric, nice choice.

  5. What a great pillow! I love her flowing hair-- really well done!

  6. What a beautiful pillow!! Your quilting looks good to me! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

  7. Oh but what a beautiful cushion! The fabric choices are just perfect :)

  8. OH. MY. GOODNESS! She is divine! My daughter adores mermaids…..I may just have to make one of these!!! Thanks for linking up to the blog hop!

    1. It was so much fun to make. I seriously couldn't stop piecing. Thank you for stopping by.

  9. Love your pillow design, and I do not think it looks like "thread barf" at all LOL



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