My very first quilting project: "Twilight treasures from the sea" Made into quilted picture that's ready to frame.

25 Jul 2010
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The is my very first attempt at quilting so I decided to go small.  I used a 10" x 12" oval mat and quilted the ocean scene using several different types of fabrics, fine white and mauve netting, antique lace, pearls, necklace charms (star fish and sea horse), seed beads, 1/8" silver stars, and items I've found when walking (weathered sticks, shells, dried grasses, moss, etc.) I layered and attached the tems and stitched across the water with silver/blue metalic thread so when light hits the quilt it appears as though the moon is reflecting on the calmer more distant ocean. 

Not sure how to frame it...Thinking of using a 2-3 inch deep shadow box with sand and some of the items in front of the scene, rather than on the mat (since it appears a bit cluttered).  Open to ideas if you have any.

Just finished my second quilted picture...I will post it next.  

J


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nancy leech wrote
on 29 Jul 2010 5:01 PM

All I can say is wow!  I'm impressed and encouraged.  Thanks for explaining your technique of how you did it. 

on 3 Aug 2010 4:39 AM

This is beautiful. I live on a Caribbean island and an item like this would sell really well in a shop or gallery. The natural bits of wood added to the mat really enhance it. Yes, a shadow box would be good. I can't believe this is your first. Wow.I quilt but have not tried anything small, a 12"x16" mat to start out might be a good way for me to begin. You are inspiring~

on 26 Aug 2010 8:12 AM

I've made many quilts over the years, but my first reaction on seeing this offering, was WOW!  How beautiful, what is your work going to look like further down the line?   Just Stunning.  From Silvie in Australia.

on 26 Aug 2010 8:12 AM

I've made many quilts over the years, but my first reaction on seeing this offering, was WOW!  How beautiful, what is your work going to look like further down the line?   Just Stunning.  From Silvie in Australia.

MsDaisy wrote
on 28 Sep 2010 9:38 AM

This is unbeliveably fantastic. I just love it. You must have been an artist.

johanne7 wrote
on 1 Nov 2010 4:05 PM

Very impressive mixed media piece and if you like you could try a mat of acid free sanded paper (the kind used by pastelists) to be fixed to an oval mate with just a slightly smaller oval than the mat and if you like it you can transfer all or some of your found objects to it and of course put it in a shadow box frame (maybe of driftwood).  Good luck and know that if this is your first try you are headed for greatness.  

KTKasey wrote
on 16 Jan 2011 10:10 AM

If this is your first piece I am duly impressed!  Keep it up and you will be unstoppable!  Thanks for sharing.