I can never resist a chance to show something off! This is my entry in the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy. Click on her name to go to the Quilt Show. It is Awesome!
The title is "View from the Phoenix" . The Phoenix is a condo on Orange Beach in Alabama. I finished this one last year. It is one of my favorites. It's was originally going to be the top part of a much larger quilt. I decided to make it 2 quilts, the fabrics were too different. This design actually represents an afternoon where, from the balcony I saw a rather large pod of dolphins swimming up and down the shore. What was so amazing was how close they were to shore and swimmers. You could tell the swimmers had no idea the dolphins were there. The background was pieced. Ripples were added into the sewing to make the fabric look more like water. The sun was raw edge applique. The dolphins were needle turn applique. The whole piece was free motion quilted and beaded. I love this quilt. Especially now, after the oil spill. It has a whole new meaning for me.
I hope you enjoy the Quilt Show.