I was lucky as my partner said that she loved all sea creatures, although sea turtles were their favourite, and I had carte blanche to do whatever I wanted.
I decided on a semi mixed media wall quilt of a slice of the ocean
THe background is rows of HSTs in a chevron pattern until it gets to where the sea meets the sky. The sky is a random pattern of squares.
The octopus of the title is a fabulous charm/pendant I found and he sits on the coral reef.
I blatently stole the idea of a desert island from a blog friend, but it didn't seem complete without Robinson Crusoe
A pod of playful dolphins leaping in and out of the water.
Seahorses hanging on to more seaweed. This seaweed was ripped pieces of batik sewn down.
More coral and seaweed
And my monster jelly fish made from ribbons and chiffon.
As my partner loves sea turtles and I didn't have much room left on the quilt for one I made a little extra using some left over HST's from the quilt.
A sea turtle mug rug.
This is another project to cross off my FAL3 list and is currently winging it's way across the ocean to my partner.
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