Cold water

Hello from my brand new website! I hope I am reaching to the people interested in quilting as before.

Anyway, I have a finished quilt, the one I was using a lot of metallic fabric.

Finished top

With this quilt, I wanted use beautiful metallic fabric I owned. I had that blue fabric with icy pattern for 5 or 6 years. Other ones are from Shimmer series by Jennifer Sampou which are just irresistible.
The main feature was the blue one but it is a blending style fabric and I needed to break it up. That’s the reason there are four windmill blocks. And there are some non metallic fabric here and there too.

When come to the quilting, I had a very vague idea of this to be wintry landscape but I didn’t know where.

I started quilting from the small blue grey square with doodle fill and then bigger I randomly decided to quilt a jellyfish on the larger blue grey area.

Jellyfish with very elongated tentacles

After that, all the quilting design had to be sea related. Cold, deep sea creatures with weird feature  which I just made up with my quilting.

Like this fish with extra long tail.

Fish with a looong tail

Initially I was intended to quilt snow flakes but As I worked they all became star fishes on white parts. And there are some plankton on lilac.

I needed a big animal which could be identifiable and I choose whale, humpback whale.

whale going deep

Smaller sections were filled with geometric patterns.

Smaller section

Then I was left with large blue sections which I wanted create icy landscape. And then those windmill blocks were suddenly in my way and not cooperating at all. Eventually, I figured out and quilted icy squares.

Icy cubes

The rest of blue fabrics were quilted with icy patterns too as you can see photos above.

I like binding quilts with large patterned fabric because it gives random shapes and patterns.

And here is the finished quilt and I am calling it “cold water”

cold water





Julie Fukuda
January 30, 2019 10:48 pm

Reading this on a very cold cloudy morning is very fitting. I think those fabrics have waited for just the right exposure. Great job!

January 31, 2019 8:24 pm

Thank you Julie. It’s getting a bit cold here too and flurry of snow.

Anne Conway
January 31, 2019 7:41 pm

Your quilt is really beautiful just like all your work.

January 31, 2019 8:24 pm

Thank you Ann!