Monday, July 29, 2019

Mystic Ocean Mermaid and Seahorse Quilt and An Update

I just finished up a colorful summer quilt. The digital panel by Mystic Ocean features a mermaid riding a huge seahorse.

The panel just needed borders, batting, and backing to get it ready for quilting.

Are you familiar with Edge to Edge Quilting? It is simply quilting in the hoop.

I used the bubble design in Extension Packet 6 of  Amelie Scott Designs. I love how a big bubble surrounds the mermaid's face. 

Craft/Sewing Room Update: I've been working on moving my sewing machine and my embroidery machine upstairs to my craft room. 

It has been a huge task. I've been selling most of my scrapbooking paper and lots of supplies to make room for my fabric stash. The storage containers below held lots of scrapbooking paper in the past. Most of the paper has now been sold and the containers are housing fabric. 

Sewing and quilting have taken over scrapbooking the past few years for me so I am happy to transform the room. My husband mounted a pegboard to hang rulers, etc.

I'm working on a small pressing station on top of a cart. We used a piece of the leftover pegboard on top of the cart and plan to add a pressing cloth. I've got a small iron and "Terial Magic" ready to use. 

I have lots still to do and more crafting items to sell but I'm happy with my progress. Thanks for stopping by - Judy.

Linking to:

Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf on Sunday
MET Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Move It Forward @ Em's Scrap Bag on Monday

To Do Tuesday @ Stitch ALL the Things on Monday

Color and Inspiration at Clever Chameleon Quilting on Tuesday
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life 
Linky Tuesday @ Free Motion by the River

Almost Finished @ Silly Mama Quilts on Wednesday
Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts on Wednesday
Wednesday Wait Loss @ The Inquiring Quilter
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication on Wednesday

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home

Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation on Wednesday
Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home
Thankful Thursday @ It's A Small Town Life
Little Things @ Random-osity

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage on Thursday evening

Sweet Inspirations @ the Boondocks Blog
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hands Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop Friday @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Flaunt It Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Saturday Sparks Link Party @ Pieced Pastimes on Friday
Beauties Pageant @ From Bolt to Beauty
Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound on Friday

Scrap Happy Saturday @ Superscrappy
Oh Scrap @ Quilting is More Fun Than Laundry on Saturday
Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop @ Strawberry Butterscotch on Saturday


  1. Judy - I have only picked up bits and pieces of knowledge about quilting from one of my sisters and a sister-in-law, and of course my many blogging friends who are quilters. But this "bubble" design is a new one for me. I think it is quite fitting for a scene "under the sea." Lovely!

    As one who loves order, your sewing room looks quite organized and efficient - especially the peg board for your rulers. Cool! Thanks for returning to Mosaic Monday!

  2. Wowza, wowza, wowza! Your quilt is stunning!!

  3. I don't know much about quilting although my mom dabbled a bit when I was young. The mermaid is just stunning, especially with the bubble effect! I know whoever gets it will be so happy.

    My Corner of the World

  4. Gorgeous quilts. Have a great week


  5. Judy, I have been transitioning from card making to photography and quilting. Congrats on the progress! The quilt panel is wonderful. Have a great week. Sylvia D.

  6. Hello, your quilt is beautiful. Lovely work! Wishing you a happy day and a great weekend ahead.

  7. OH MY! That really is gorgeous and the big bubble around her head is perfect! It's nice to get rid of things we don't use any more...there's always someone that wants craft supplies. I need to go through some of my stuff again! Hugs!

  8. That quilt is a total piece of art. I LOVE it! I hope you are proud of your work, you should be! Thanks for linking up today.

  9. Wow, this project blew my mind. It is stunning well done! Pinned

  10. Your mermaid quilt is beautiful! I think you picked the perfect quilting design for it, too. Fun to get a peek at your sewing room re-do!

  11. Very vibrant mermaid! And congrats on the sewing space re-org

  12. Beautiful panel! Love the bubble quilting. Thank you for sharing.

  13. The bubbles were a great choice of quilting pattern! Best of luck on the rest of your studio makeover.

  14. Beautiful panel, and your quilting is perfect! Lovely!

  15. I think the bubble motifs suit this panel perfectly! The digital panels they're making now are amazing.

  16. Stunning! Love the bubble quilting.

  17. Love that quilting! It's awesome and perfectly compliments the panel. You're making good progress on your move. How exciting! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  18. Happy Pink Saturday, Judy. I love, love, love your quilt. Thank you for joining us and sharing. This post is being featured on my Pink Saturday post this week as "the one with the most clicks".♥

  19. Oh wow! Your sewing room is so organized. My husband and I just bought a house that has a closed in porch. One corner is an office for him. I have a table in another corner, but I haven't set it up for sewing yet. I suppose if I do that I will sew more!
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage