Saturday, September 6, 2014

"Beach Fantasy" Art Quilt




"Beach Fantasy" Art Quilt

I believe we all feel a pull toward the ocean. Just look at a map of the population!! I am fortunate to live within a 20 minute drive of the beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida. I can feel it calling me almost daily. I don't make it that often but I feel good knowing that I could go almost any day. 

 This small art quilt was created using curved piecing, then free motion quilted using 6 colors of thread. It was then embellished with natural shells from my extensive collection :) of hand picked treasures. A couple of pearls for a bit of whimsy. The borders were then applied and it was mounted on a 9 x 12 inch canvas. 
This is my entry on Finish it Up Friday at
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 Close ups of the quilting and embellishment.


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Update: 9/28/14
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Lets get to quilting!! 


 

12 comments:

  1. Thank you for joining http://justusquilters.blogspot.com/
    I do require a link back to my site (button put on your sidebar). Thanks.

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    1. Thank you. I tried and can't get the HTML to work. I will try again in a few days.
      ellen

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  2. This is lovely, the quilting really adds dimension and movement to the piece.

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment. I followed you on Bloglovin. Would love for you to follow me. Smiles, ellen

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  3. Hi Ellen,
    such a nice work, i love your quilting. It makes the picture and give life to it.
    Greetings from Germany
    Marle

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    1. Thank you Marie. I appreciate your visit and your kind words.

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  4. Fabulous FMQ. The different thread colours are very effective.

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    1. Thank you Pam, I updated the post with your Button. Love the rest of your features! Will visit all of then and comment!!

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  5. This is very pretty and unique. Such nice work.

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    1. Thank you. I enjoyed it and plan to do more.

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  6. Very nice..Inka from Czech republic:o)

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