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.
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?
I really like the tuna fish. The Manta Ray needs some
gills embroidered onto his underside.
My Red Octopus isn’t quite red enough but I will
chalk that up to artistic license.
I think the Dolphins are so cute and adorable. I chose
a different color for the background in each of the blocks.
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.
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!!
I really like the Message in the Bottle block. The message
actually looks like writing on it.
Besides finishing up some of my own things, I also
quilted this baby quilt for a customer.
“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.
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.
This is Kay’s quilt for her husband. He is a brick layer
so she wanted to make a quilt depicting this idea.
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.
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…”
Stunning! You are an artist.
Your sea themed turned out great, love the grading of the blues 🙂
I love the ocean quilt. Thanks for the link to the patterns.
Awesome design with those paper pieced blocks! I may try something similar. I have 10 Forest QAL blocks I need to set somehow.
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.
Thats a beautiful sea scene. It tempts me to do some paper piecing which is not my favourite thing to do.
beautiful! my son loves penguins right now so I was immediately drawn to your paper pieced blocks. Love your brick quilting too 🙂
Your paper-piecing looks fantastic. I wouldn’t have guessed those jellyfish are felted. How cool!
Love, love, love your gradations in lieu of sashing. Also thanks for sharing the link to Sayuris World that was beautiful too.