“Tropical Reef” Completed

 July 24, 2009
Posted by Cindy
Tropical Reef 32" h x 49"w

Tropical Reef 32" h x 49"w

I finished the quilting on “Tropical Reef” and had it photographed, so it’s up on the website in the Large Art Quilts gallery. There’s a lot going on in this piece, so I quilted the body in a couple of overall decorative motifs that reminded me of sea anenomes. I tried something new in the border, which is this wonderful blue and green batik that looks like seaweed. The border has a vine with leaves quilted into it.

The borders on this quilt are asymmetrical, which was another new idea I tried. Partly it was dictated by the amount of fabric I had on hand and partly I wanted to experiment with a different presentation. I had initially thought I would use an irregular edge on this one, but when the quilting was done I decided that it would be enhanced with a narrow lime green binding. It’s a cheerful piece that makes me think of a warm summer day at the ocean, which is nice this time of year.

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