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Category Quilting
Type Wall Hanging
Style Art, Eco-Friendly, Retro / Vintage, Funky, Whimsical, Modern
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What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Sinclair Art Quilts

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What materials did you use? BEFORE THE SPILL are a series of 3 quilts that depict the sea and it's creatures the way I remember them from childhood, bright, colorful, peaceful and full of wonder. I decided to try something new with this quilt and work with felt. I created the image in photoshop and then took that to Kinko's and had it printed the actual size of the quilt. I began by making all of the sea vegetation first. I created the big red anemone out of individual pieces that I then hand sewed together. I did this with each of the pieces. Then they were hand painted with magic markers and acrylic fabric paint. I then hand sewed them onto the background of the quilt. Then I created the individual turtles by cutting the basic outline out of felt, then I sewed the background fabric behind the felt grid and cut the small pieces and sewed them onto the head, arms and legs. These were then hand sewed onto the background and I basted the whole piece together with cotton baton and background fabric. I hand never used a machine to quilt, all my other quilts were done by hand, on the encouragement of my husband Larry I took out my old 1591 straight stitch Singer from 1952, read the directions on free motion quilting and quilted the whole thing. I have to say it was some what nerve racking but, it came out fantastic. Then the quilt was bound, beading and glitter were added to finish it off.

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What are you most proud of? It feels like your looking into the ocean. I love that.

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This is amazingly beautiful. I would love to be able to make something like this, but am thankful that others can and share! Thank you!

01/02/2014 Flag