30" x 40"
The background is pieced-first by sewing strips together, then I cut squares from the resulting fabric. I did 3 different strip sets- one for the forground, one for the mid section, and one for the water. The fish and crabs were printed with blocks that I carved, and Daniel Smith water soluble printing ink. I carved a second, smaller crab so they appeared more distant. I cut them out and fused them to the background. The seaweed was stitched on tulle layered with angelina fiber and water soluble stabilizer. I shaped the rocks using freezer paper, then used an invisible stitch to apply them to the quilt, with various ribbons tucked behind for more seaweed. Finally, I added more embellishments with buttons, beads and hand dyed pearl cotton. I love the little beaded jelly fish.