Here's what happened...
After making my quilt for the Salt and Sand Blog Hop, I turned my attention to the fabric pull (for what I thought was going to be) my prize giveaway project for the Hop:
I soon put that first set aside and pulled another...
... And began working on a small seascape quilt:
I cut free form curves and stitched them together...
... To create wet sand and the beginning of the sea:
Next, I tried another technique...
... To level out the waves a bit:
This is my attempt at (my understanding of) Britt_Quilts technique:
Somehow, I managed to cut the final curve backwards:
Then, it was time to add the horizon and sky:
I scrounged for some coordinating scraps to create a quilt back...
... And layered this small seascape for quilting:
I used all these threads on this 6" x 7" mini:
I present SS#1, the first piece in what has turned out to be a series:
My only regret is that the pieced backing is abundantly evident because of the low loft batting scrap that I used for layering:
Little did I know when I finished that piece that I wasn't done with miniature landscape quilts! I was SEW in the zone that I didn't even take a photo of the fabric pull for SS#2:
The quilting also went quickly:
Mmm... Matchstick quilting is SEW perfect for this piece:
At 6" x 8" this is the largest piece in the series:
Again, there were MANY thread changes:
And then, I did it, again...
... Only smaller!! At 6" wide x 5.5" tall, here is SS#3:
This is getting a LITTLE ridiculous...
I still didn't share the fabric pull prior to getting to work on this one:
SS#4 finally used some smaller scraps and I kept this one a bit on the chunkier side, but it still managed to look like a seascape:
Even in the 5.5" square, I used NINE different thread colors:
There may (read as WILL definitely) be more to come. Oh, and some finishing, but I haven't decided exactly HOW to I want to do that, yet.
Sharing with Kelly
Until next time...
Ride the WAVE!!!