Before The Spill I

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Sinclair Art Quilts Link to website or photo www.sinclairartquilts.com/sea-turtle-quilt.html What are you most proud of? It feels like your looking into the ocean. I love that.

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  • 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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