I am excited to join Amy's Creative Side at the
The fabrics are all prewashed batiks--it ended up so soft and supple.
As you can see, it has a tropical ocean theme.
If you are arriving here from the festival, I am a professional longarm quilter.
I do not have a computerized system, so all my quilting is freehand.
|Pattern inspiration came from a quilt by Theresa Elsinger in Quiltmaker magazine.
I pieced and quilted it for a wedding gift for a couple who were married on Catalina Island, CA USA
As a remembrance, they wanted dolphins--there are 3 different dolphin motifs sprinkled around the quilt:
On the ferry with heading over to the island, they said the dolphins were running right along side of the boat!
I also added sand dollars . . .
. . . shells . . .
. . starfish . . .
. . . and my personal favorite a seahorse!
The fabrics and the quilting are meant to convey the feel of swirling waves of water--yup, there's even just a touch of seaweed floating along!
The backing is a tropical floral.
With every quilt I make, I try to stretch myself by learning something new.
I can't even recall all the hours I have spent practicing over the past year, learning to make these pebbles!
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you have seen me blog about this quilt, so grab a beverage and jump over to the Festival
for a look at an amazing array of quilts from other bloggers.
Tomorrow is the last day for entries and there are already 483 quilts entered!!