Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mexico: Beyond the Reef

Quilt No. 65
March 2009

In January 2009, fabric proved difficult to find during a trip to Mexico. A cotton beach cover up was purchased in Playa del Carmen. The material was used for the dolphins and the flowers on this quilt. A 320 peso ($3.20) necklace was purchased and plundered for the white shells used to create the tall flowers.

Quilting Notes

The dolphins were fussy cut and heavily stuffed, trapunto style. Glass beads were added along the length of the dolphins to accent the sparkle of the background fabric. The tall flower stalks were created with wool. The flowers were also fussy cut, hand appliqu├ęd, and decorated with glass beads. Silver metallic thread was using for the hand quilting.

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