This is what I have been working on this week. It's for the QA Forum Challenge. I know it's not purple, I will have to work on that later. The theme for this challenge was one color. I have a lot of blue. I also decided to make it for April 20. That will be the one year anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf. I wanted a lot of texture and a sense of movement. I added pleats, machine thread work and hand quilting. I am currently adding beads and trim.
I so need a better camera! The cross hatching was drawn on at 1 am one morning when I could not sleep. I swear I used a ruler and marked off 1 inch segments. It still came out uneven!!! You can't really tell much by these pictures. Here is a picture of the beads I am using. Happy Quilting