Monday, May 12, 2014

Under the Sea

Naeeda and David are having their first baby....a boy, in a couple of weeks time. I wanted to make a quilt which could be used as a play mat, since one will never really use a quilt in Bangkok!  I have been travelling incessantly and  was wondering how I could get it done. My designer daughter Nafisa helped me design it, and actually did the drawing.....So much detail, I groaned, but decided to go ahead and try and make it.
I love applique work, but like doing it by hand best! Since there were only 4 days to get this done, I decided to use the machine to make most of it! Some of the detailing was done by hand of course!
I am really pleased with the result!
 
The back ground came first, and then the fish and other details!
 


 



 
I used a mix of paper piecing and applique on this quilt. I have quilted around the fish, shells, the ship and mast and made some waves in the sea. I have purposely kept the quilting simple, as I find too much sewing makes the quilt very stiff!

4 comments:

  1. The photos tell the story.Now I am inspired to do something on my own. Have been so hesitant.

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  2. Don't be! It's great fun. The key is to make a picture you like! I love appliqué

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  3. awesome quilts and pictures are really cute and fun.
    I need help in finding fabric in banglore.I need for craft work a bit thick fabric, where can i buy it.If any exact lane or address will help out

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  4. this is so so terrific! you have done full justice to nafisa's designs. one lucky baby he is going to be:)

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