After many nights working with my second version of my Sea Turtle Applique project, I spent the January Friday Night Sew In to finish it. Well, it is almost finished — I just need to stretch my quilt block onto canvas.
See what others worked on last night, by linking over to Heidi’s blog or the flickr group.
With bold colors from my stash and Steam-a-Seam, I added the sea turtles, shells, and plants to the ocean background. Here is a peek at what I will be finishing tomorrow with stitching. What are your quilting plans for the weekend?
Yesterday, I completed the pastel version of my Sea Turtle project, which is study in applique. Posted below is the beginning of the second version with a bolder version. I completed the ocean that uses a tone-on-tone Starry Night fabric from the Tribute to Vincent line by Exclusively Quilters. It looks great for a bold ocean background. To see the contrast with the bold colors, I added a vibrant red coral. I now need to raid my stash for additional bold scraps that will add contrast against the bold background. What a difference in look from the pastel version. It is amazing to see the impact of a color change.
For less than $5, I was able to pick up 12″ x 12″ canvases on sale to stretch my Sea Turtle quilt block for a wall hanging. Stapling the edges was very quick, compared to the whole binding process. With this quick finish, I finished my first attempt in Applique. The sea turtle quilt block is part of a series from McKenna Ryan’s Sea Breeze Pattern. This version uses pastel batiks. Check back this week for part two with a twist using bold colors.
After working on my Christmas Postcards with my first attempt in Applique, I am now working on a series of Sea Turtle Quilt Blocks from McKenna Ryan’s Sea Breeze Pattern. I still need to add additional quilting to this version, which uses pastel batiks. My next block will be a variation using bold colors. Each quilted block will be mounted on a 12″ x 12″ canvas. Does anyone have any words of wisdom for mounting blocks to canvas?
Also, I received a special delivery in the mail today! I won a give away on Aunt Spicy’s
Blog for spreading the work about the 100 Quilts for Christmas event. Here is the adorable rooster mug that I won.