Friday, July 22, 2011

The Frog and The Mermaid Quilt (Lili's)

the top so far...  possibly adding a border.  Lili wants a border, possibly more of the beige and some "french braiding"....  she chose these colors and fabrics and I think it's going to be beautiful - just like my (sort of) little girl. 

I started with this tutorial from Elizabeth Hartman's website 
for what she has labeled "Nine-Patch Lattice Quilt".
(Elizabeth Hartman is Oh Franson on the quilting blog circuit.)

At the same time that I was working on this, I started seeing a bunch of sampler quilts online and thinking that'd be a great way for me to learn more about sewing and quilting, so I added in some miscellaneous blocks to the design. 

Then along came the Farmer's Wife...  that and liking how the wonky 9-patch blocks came together meant fewer sampler blocks and more "crazy" 9-patches. 

I'm especially happy with that Starbucks block - used Steam-A-Seam 2 for the applique.  Perhaps a little commercial, but I thought it might be cute to look back at when she's older and remember our treasured moments together at the coffee shop. 

A couple of the other blocks were found online.  wish I could remember where the circle of geese came from.  I'll have to work on that and add it in...  I've seen it used multiple places, so shouldn't take too long to figure out who posted it.  I'll have more info with future posts of this quilt as it progresses.  Meanwhile, check out the ohfransson link for the 9-patch pattern.  It's very adaptable and you make multiple blocks at the same time, so it's a good inspiration for a fairly quickly-made quilt. 


  1. holy mccow lady. that's one awesome quilt. (love the starbucks chica block. . .)