The water got a little "bling" as well. This pricey, one-yard length of cording was purchased at the Paducah, KY AQS quilt show about 5 years ago. At the time I had no idea what I'd do with it, but couldn't resist the color and the subtle sparkle.
It turned out to be the exact color of the water in this turtle quilt...and even more fortuitous, the exact length needed to follow the sea foam curve across the entire width of the quilt!
(I long ago stopped questioning the wisdom of my quilting Muse. She just knows.)
|The cording was couched onto the quilt with a free motion zigzag stitch and a 100-weight (very fine) poly thread.|
Paint markers and Sharpies were used to shade the legs and heads (and, in one case, conceal the obvious turtle head overlapping one turtle's shell).
And here's the finished quilt, titled Catch a Wave:
|(excuse the pins)|
The quilting is a little more obvious in this next photo.
Confession: Several times during the making of this quilt, I wanted to put my bare feet in that water. I guess that's a good sign...of what, I'm not sure. Probably that I need a vacation. :)
'Til next time,