Greetings fellow quilting bloggers, thanks so much for stopping by. (If you’re wondering what the online Quilt Festival is, here’s the scoop.) This is High Tide I, which is about 42" X 80" and made from a variety of cotton fabrics. It’s the largest piece I’ve made so far and one of the more abstract ones. Click on the photos for a larger view.
It started out as this little sketch of swirling waves breaking on the beach in my art journal. I ended up adding a lot more lines to break up the shapes into smaller pieces. An opaque projector was used to transfer the lines onto a blue background fabric, which worked fairly well.
The fabric shapes were cut freehand, pinned in place, then glue-basted to the foundation fabric. The edges are raw and the outer 1/8" of each piece is left unattached so an interesting raised texture is created.
The quilting stitches create flowing swirls and wave-like shapes (view of back.)
I hope you enjoyed seeing this quilt... please come back again!