My coral reef…

I have been fortunate enough to be able to complete the 9

blocks for my Oceans BOM. And I am really surprised

that I managed to complete these blocks so soon.

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The nine paper pieced blocks came from Janeen,

over at Quilt Art Designs and  the patterns were

free. Instead of adding sashing between the blocks,

I wanted to make some gradations and this is how

it turned out.

What do you think?

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I really like the tuna fish. The Manta Ray needs some

gills embroidered onto his underside.

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My Red Octopus isn’t quite red enough but I will

chalk that up to artistic license.

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I think the Dolphins are so cute and adorable. I chose

a different color for the background in each of the blocks.

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I have been debating what else I can do with this completed

top. My brain is on overload today with all the ideas

swimming around dealing with coral reefs. I really

want to add some more tuna fish, jellyfish, coral and

other things. I was online checking out some ideas when

I ran across this website.

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Sayuris World is a website you need to check out.

Aren’t the jellyfish so cool?

This lady is really creative!! She uses felted items to create

this whole scene. Wow!!

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I really like the Message in the Bottle block. The message

actually looks like writing on it.

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Baby Quilt

Besides finishing up some of my own things, I also

quilted this baby quilt for a customer.

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“Splat” is the name of the overall design. I used a soft

grey Glide thread on the top and a light white polyester

thread on the backing.

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This backing is minky. I must warn you to be careful not to

stretch the minky too much. I quilted a baby panel and

used minky on the backing and I threw it out after I

was done. The quit wouldn’t lay flat because the minky

had stretched too much.

Remember, just be careful when you are using it.

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This is Kay’s quilt for her husband. He is a brick layer

so she wanted to make a quilt depicting this idea.

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I think she hit the nail on the head and did a superb job.

She wanted the bricks to be outlined; I used a monofilament

thread for the SID work. In the 2 outer borders, I used 2

different purples and stitched in straight lines that offset

one another. Again,  the straight lines reminds me of bricks.

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The backing of the quilt. I used a cream polyester thread

for the backing.

Hope you have a great week. Just remember, spring

is almost here.

9 thoughts on “My coral reef…

  1. Joy says:

    I really like the way you put together the oceans quilt top. I don’t like the traditional sashed setting either. I did mine in a filmstrip and I’m really happy with the way it came out. Janeen’s patterns are one of a kind.

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