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« on: February 16, 2013 08:22:39 PM »

I created my very first art quilt (or quilt of any kind for that matter) for a recent swap. My partner listed nature and manatees as one of her themes so I designed this guy for her. The finished piece is approximately 1' by 2'. The base is supposed to be a water pattern with little seed beads representing bubbles. I was going for a very loose, messy stitch art style but the end piece is a bit more finished looking than I intended.



The piece has little seed beads and star stitches scattered around the manatee to quilt the layers together.


A close up of the manatee. I sketched him on some white cotton and then brushed in the colors with watered down acrylics so the end image wouldn't be stiff or shiny. I really love the way the colors blended.


Experimenting with zig-zag stitche widths for the base:


My original sketch:
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2013 09:27:03 PM »

It's so cute! I love how it turned out!
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013 07:02:40 AM »

Wonderful!
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013 07:55:40 AM »

I love your manatee. it is beautiful.
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2013 04:18:20 AM »

I love it so much, thank you, it's perfect!
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