Saturday, January 24, 2009

CQ 6" Mermaid Quilties

"Slow down, you're moving too fast, you gotta make the moment last..." remember that song? It's already closing in on the end of January and I'm wondering where in the world the month went! Seems the busier I get with sewing ,the faster the days fly by.

This past week I have been sick with the flu and like the good Dr. said... bed rest and relaxation will go a long way into making you feel better. Well it worked. I gathered up bins of beads, boxes of threads and laces and camped out in my bed for 3 days. Hubby wasn't feeling too good either so he slept in the guest room while I played in my Crazy Quilt heaven of a bed. Can you say "ouch" I woke up a few times with a bead or needle embedded in my thigh!
The 3 days proved to be productive. First I sewed up a 14x14 foundation of beautiful blue fabrics - used satins, velvets, silks, and some pretty cottons too. Out of the 14x14 block, I ended up making 3 6"mini quilties depicting an underwater scene with mermaids and seahorses and one needlebook. I really love how they turned to make a mini for myself. These three quilties were made for a swap with the girls from Art4Mail , a Yahoo Group I belong to. If you are looking for a lot of different and fun swaps - head on over and join us! Part of the rules to the swap were to decorate the backs a bit in case the girls wanted to use them for an art journal. I hope the girls like them as much as I enjoyed making them.The needlebook was commissioned for a friend in WA.'s on the way.


  1. beautiful as always!!! Nicki, you do such wonderful work, even with the flu.

  2. gorgeous as always - just like you! hope you're feeling much better by now. I was down but not totally out, with something this past week, too. Must have bome through the emails!xox

  3. Great UTS! I love them! I dont suppose that you want to work on one of my blocks??? Lyn G

  4. Hope you're feeling better!

    Those Quilties are gorgeous, fantasy-like!
    I love looking at all the elements.

    Just beautiful, Nicki!
    ~ Jes

  5. Well, beautiful work done while sick with the not-so-beautiful did a great job...sure hope you are feeling much better! pat

  6. Those are so pretty, your work is always beautiful though. I hope you get to feeling better, guess it wasn't the frog legs that made you sick after all.

  7. Nicki, love the ocean style needlecase!!

  8. I know you like the ocean. Have you seen the ocean/mermaid quilt on my blog? The girl sent me horrible ugly hand dyed fabric's to work with so I turned it into an My camera doesn't show the detail like yours does, but I did a lot of silk ribbon..inspired by you I think!

  9. Nicki, I still love your under the sea blocks!
    I have just tagged you for the 6 picture meme
    Enjoy the fun!


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