The colours in this mini are totally me. The pattern is mine, in that there was no pattern. It just evolved bit by bit, from the mermaid star outwards.
I've always wanted to make a mermaid star. Saw ones other people made and just knew I'd have to do it eventually. This was my eventually.
The mini measures up at 30" point to point, so it's a good size. It's all pieced using the English paper piecing method, and it is hand quilted using perle cotton - 8w. The back is not pretty, (a) because I used a piece of godawful fugly fabric for the backing, and (b) as I used some different embroidery stitches in the quilting process I made no effort to hide what some of those stitches looked like in the back. Suffice to say, I'm not showing you the back.
But I think the front is pretty.