Finally posting about the wall hanging I made for a friend as a holiday gift!
This friend loves the ocean, so I decided it was time for me to make an under the sea quilt. I've admired other people's undersea art and crazy quilts for years, so I was excited to make this.
I hand pieced this onto a loose cotton base, using quilter's cottons, silk, and taffeta. I blanket stitched the edges of the pieces down. Then I drew and painted in the mermaid, sewed down ribbons and textural yarn as seaweed, used old pieces of lace as sea plants on the ocean floor and dark tulle as shadows, and embellished with beads and shells.
I then sashed and backed it with black cotton, and used dark blue ribbon for the hangers, embellished with vintage buttons.
Au Revoir, Bébé
5 months ago