I belong to an art group named Artrageous and when we got too big, we splintered off into smaller groups. A few times a year the smaller groups reunite into our larger group for wonderful show and tells. My smaller group is named Beachrageous since we all live out near the beach.
The five of us came up with our own challenge:
Under the Sea theme
Must use a piece of the five exchange fabrics in the background
Must conform to the preset shape agreed upon
Any embellishments work
We display together but each own our own section
I will not be showing the final 5 together until after the quilt guild show that we are entered into is over (May 15th and 16th- Crystal Coast Convention Center, Morehead City, NC).
Once I got going, I had a really good time. The background is pieced 2" squares. The applique is fusible with all free motion quilting. Embellishments include 3d fan coral, beadwork, beaded fringe, shells, and shrink art fish and sea anemones.
This detail shot shows the fan coral and a few anemones. I have decided to recreate this piece to sell since this one is for exhibit only.