I was doing a pirate swap, and my parent said they wanted a siren, well I couldn't find an exact siren, but I did find a mermaid, which is kind of the same thing right? I liked the idea behind it, you cut up squares and sew them down.
I think I did mine a little different then she suggested, I used iron on paper to the back and that was how I stuck it down. Here you can see the start and some of my squares I used. It was a great scrappy project!
And this is the final design. I decided triangles would kind of give a sea feel. For quilting I stitched inside the mermaid following her lines pretty close together. Then every where else I just kind of did wavy stitches to look like the sea. For the triangles I did straight line quilting.
I teach at a school whose mascot is the pirates, so I asked for something I could hang in my classroom.
And hang it I did!! I love it! It looks great!