So here is another little quilty using mermaids as the subject. I wanted to try the edge treatment in the latest Quilting Arts issue. It will be terrific, but definately takes practice. The technique consists of two stitchings over a cordenette. If you pull too much while stitching it stretches right out, and if you don't keep enough tension on, it gets crooked and sucks the edge into the needle plate. Still, with practice I think it will be a terrific solution. As to the quilty itself, The shell is a wet matte medium transfer, the mermaid was printed on silk, and the lovers also on silk but then applied to a pearlized vinyl scrap. The flowers were a thrift store find, and the rest of the embellishments rounded the piece out. I especially love the silver fish, a button from the fabric store I work in... it is nice to have inspiring goodies right at hand.