Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Sea Shell Commission

Small section of Sea Shells 

Beginning Design for Sea Shells Art Quilt

Early this year I received a commission to design a wall Art Quilt with large sea shells. As I am a ardent sea lover, this was a quilt to stir my creative juices.  The client had specific color coordinating requests. They wanted LARGE sea shells ( a la Velda Newman ), but allowed me to add other sea creatures. I did not want to "paint" the sea shells but rather create each one on my own, with fabric that suggested the sea shells colors and form. 

Above are various Nautilus shells that I designed individually and then hand beaded
 Whimsical star fish were also included in the design
Each sea shell was designed and beaded onto a quilt backing that was then later appliqued on to the finished quilt design.
Sand dollars come in lots of different shapes and colors. These were incorporated into the design and helped to add diversity of shape and color.