Saturday, September 5, 2020

Another Hawaiian Bay

 ...because, what else could this be but Hawaiian Bay II (the Second)? This is the first time I've ever used a quilt title twice (although it's definitely a different quilt), but nothing else seemed fitting.

The sky fabric was the inspiration for the quilt, and the mountain pieces were unused leftovers from another project. All the other fabric pieces were auditioned before cutting. (Click on any photo to enlarge.)

The water fabric was free-motion quilted with Sulky's Holoshimmer threads, in gold and light copper. 

Decided to sew on some shells (my husband drilled the holes). Glued them down first with Aleene's Jewel-It, just to keep them firmly in place while sewing.

Scattered some beads into an arrangement I liked, marked their places with a little white dot (ceramic pencil), and sewed them on.

Decided the foreground needed something extra. Couched some heavy, "blingy" threads (Wonderfil Dazzle 8-wt./6-ply rayon with metallic) in dark-red and purple around some of the unbroken leaf outlines. (The free-motion satin-stitching and feather stitching were done with Isacord 40 wt. embroidery thread.)

Just for the heck of it, here's the first Hawaiian Bay:

You can immediately see that for some reason they're both heavy on orange and purple, but the newer one has a considerably warmer tone, overall. The sky fabric was also the inspiration for the older one. 

Have a great weekend, and happy almost autumn (or spring, depending on your hemisphere)!