This quilt has been in the planning stages for a while, as it was specifically for one of my friends. Pieces were cut to size. And it sat in a bin. At the beginning of this month though I decided to shift it from a birthday present to a Christmas present, and then panicked a bit. The pattern I used was called a quick herringbone quilt and thankfully it really was, even with me multiplying the size to make a throw for a grown up rather than a baby.

It was fun to put this one together. The main fabric I started with was the Mendocino mermaid, adding a lot of other favorites (and a few random ones that showed up in a mystery bag order). It was as easy as a standard patchwork but looks way more interesting.

After I pieced the top I realized I hadn't planned a backing yet and didn't see anything on my shelf that would work. I also noticed the shelf was a mess though, and after a break to reorganize the larger pieces, I found a flannel for the back!

This was quilt 5 of my planned finishes for Q4. It has now been given away, and with the recent drop in temperatures, it got used immediately.  So far that is the one thing I like about this sudden cold weather. I can use my quilts. All of them, layered up deep.


  1. This quilt is beautiful!! Love it!!

  2. It looks great! Love the colors.

  3. I adore this quilt!!! Thank you for sharing and for participating in the 2016 FAL on behalf of the global hosts. We hope to see you in the 2017 FAL.


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