Monday, October 25, 2010

Mendocino Bricks Quilt

This is the first of three quilts I'm trying to get done for my kids before Christmas. 
This one is for my eight yr old daughter. 

It's made using Heather Ross' Mendocino line
I added a few other prints to the mix to give it more color and contrast.

I chose this beautiful Joel Dewberry print for the back.  I actually like it much better than the $40/yd print I was considering for half a second.  (Still not sure why --or who-- would actually spend that much on a yard of fabric no matter how beautiful it is!!) 

 The binding is a nice golden solid.  I love solid bindings for borderless quilts.

Even though my daughter is eight, she still has dolls/stuffed animals that she loves, so a mini was in order as well.  The mini measures 15" by 19".

I just did straight-line quilting shadowing the rows.
The finished quilt measures 52" by 74".

Last year when I gave my husband an unfinished quilt top for Christmas I vowed to start early on my kids' quilts.  With only one of three done, looks like I'm cutting it close again this year.


  1. i love it!!! this line is so pretty and perfect for a little girl

  2. This is so lovely. I made my daughter using the Mendocino line as well. You can see it here....

  3. I love this quilt!

    If your daughter desides to change her tastes it would have a happy home at my house ;)


  4. Looks good!
    I always have to remind myself and others that when giving a gift the recepient doesn't know what you had in mind originally, if you happen to change the plan along the way.

    I'd say stick with easy quilting options for the kiddos to get them done in time.

  5. Oh, i love the fabric & colors! And the quilting! That's something I can actually do! If I had my machine . . . .

  6. Love it Em! The quilting looks great, and seems simple. I'll have to try that out. Tiffany

  7. What a darling quilt! I'm sure your daughter will absolutely love it.

  8. Beautiful! It has the perfect mix of prints and solids!

    Jennifer :)

  9. Ohh, great colors and I really like the mermaids and fish! And you made a matching dolly quilt? Fantastic gift idea! Can't wait to see more!

  10. So pretty! I love this line of fabric, and the colors. Good call on the Joel Dewberry backing, that is a favorite print of mine as well.

  11. Wow, I really love this quilt, and I'm sure your daughter will too. I especially love the Joel Dewberry backing, that's one of my favorite prints of his. I love the simplicity of this design, it really lets the HR prints take center stage. :)

  12. Beautiful! The simple design really lets the gorgeous fabrics shine. Your daughter will love it!

  13. This is beautiful!! :) I may take your lead this year... DH has a quilt he'd like me to make for him for Christmas, but it's not likely to get done in time! :)

  14. Mmmm, I love me some Mendocino! I made a queen size for my daughter's big girl bed, and I can't wait to use it!

    (And I totally agree about the $40/yd fabric. I love HR prints, but come on!)

  15. I love this so, so much. Such a great mix of colors, prints, and solids, and the perfect quilt pattern to put it in!



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