Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Shell Quilt

For my final quilt I had decided to make a mosaic shell design and use hand embroidery with the applique pieces and free motion quilt the remainder. I used Procion hand dyed cotton.

It was a great day when I tied the last threads, and hung the quilt.


Techniques for Applique Quilt

I have always liked applique, and I also knew that I would continue with the shell theme in my last quilt. These few images are some of the samples worked to familiarize myself with applique techniques.

The following are ideas for the final quilt worked as paper collages.

I played for a long few weeks before I settled on my final quilt design that would follow to a certain degree the above design. At this time Marie passed away, followed by the unexpected death of my daughter, so creativity was at an ebb.