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07 March 2011

Design Wall Monday

Morning After the Storm, ready for the diamonds to be quilted in a sea-grass design.
After a short break, I returned to free-motion quilting the shells on my storm at sea quilt, Morning After the Storm. Also, in this photo, for the first time, you can see all of the trapunto'd (stuffed) sea creatures in the larger, darker squares ... finally completed. Of course, I will knot and "pop" the threads you see (if you click on the quilt for a closeup) between the quilt's layers where they won't show on front or back.

Now I need to come up with a simple quilting design for the dark diamonds. I'm thinking wavy lines to represent seaweed or sea grass. I was going to do Seahorses on the vertically oriented diamonds. Andy found me a really neat stencil collection in a Dover Nature Stencils book, but this quilt is getting a little busier than I'd hoped. When is enough enough? I'll also quilt in some filler in the areas around the shells and the diamonds ... not too heavily. I don't want to flatten the surrounding areas as much as around the sea creatures ... just something wavy, loose, and sea-like.

I'm chomping at the bit to get to yet another UFO (unfinished fiber object, for any non-quilters braving my blog). It will be my Torrey Pines quilt, which I can't wait to show you. Hey, as always, peace (for quilters, piece) and love, and thanks for visiting and commenting.

11 comments:

Marti said...

Your quilt is breath-taking! The colors are so rich and vibrant.

Tina said...

Gosh, Marti, thanks! This was a project with my "small group," or "bee," where each of us picked our "must have" quilt and the others contributed blocks or whatever to our specifications. So I can't take credit for the colors; only the values! Thanks so much for your comment. :)

Tamera said...

Just gorgeous!

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

Wow! Love it.
Stay inspired!
Brain Angles - Invisible Ink

happydaysquilting said...

You are doing a fantastic job at the quilting its awesome!

kwiltnkats said...

Beautiful work Tina! I agree with Michelle---stay inspired. Can't wait to see the Torey Pines project. Sandi

Sue V said...

Tina, It's beautful! I love the quilting and your colors are scrumptious.
Sue V

swooze said...

Stunning!

Kerry's Quilting said...

Wow Tina, Love your Storm at Sea and the Sea Shell Quilting. Great Job!

Leah said...

wow! this is beautiful!!

Alycia said...

The quilt is beautiful but that quilting is just outstanding!!