For the Be Awesome Redux swap I was paired with the incomparable sheepBlue. So I knew I had to bring my A game.
while chatting and pinteresting I settled on a piece of art she had pinned. So I wrote to the artist asking permission to make a quilt based on her art. (whiteoctopus on etsy... the piece is called "beneath"). Once that was granted. I broke out the graph paper.
I pulled out all my whites and blues and printed off a bunch of paper piecing patterns. it was the easiest way to get the crazy quilted fractured icy look I was going for.
Sew sew sew
Sew sew sew
Then. There was a pause. I didn't have a "sea" fabric in my stash. And it took me three days and four fabric shops and hubby pushing me to "forget about the price/meter, do what the quilt needs" (see why I married him!
) to get the perfect fabric.
The tentacles, before I even started i knew I would be using a horded metallic dot fabric... Perfect for the impression of suckers.
We live in a house of cats. And they "helped" with basting.
I am so pleased with how this turned out. It was built to fit the top of a queen sized bed. But drape the length.
The original inspiration.
And this is what my notebook looks like at the end of a project