Today I’m happy to share that I have a block in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks – Volume 5!
You’ve got to look for me in there…I’m all the way near the end. lol But I’m in there! #92 or 94 or something.
I broke into my Mendocino stash to create this pretty mermaid block paired with some Farmdale Blossoms and a Riley Blake dot. Oh I just love all of these fabrics together!! I really tried to get the mermaids to have some movement and feel like they were swimming in the strips.
The fabrics are the showcase in the block I put in the magazine, but I simplified the look by evening out the borders and creating each block in a just two tones.
The technique to make the blocks is just the same as the one show in Quiltmaker…but even easier with only the one print to worry about. And I LOVE the secondary pattern that shows up when you pair multiple blocks together. I have about 6 or so of these blocks made and I need to make more! This is a quilt that needs to happen in my world.
Patterns that read as solid like or monochromatic are perfect this kind of layout. Just solids would be amazing too. You get a great texture from the seams but it is still simple and very usable. Mitered and on pointe?! Perfect! Oh and this geometric pattern is very male friendly. I know we are all always on the lookout for a pattern the men in our lives would like….errr…tolerate….err…love!