Undersea Quilt – “Worlds Apart”

Worlds Apart - Jamie K McIntoshThis one finished up quite nicely! (read the other post about this quilt if you haven’t already.) Click the photo to enlarge. See that seashell in the very middle at the bottom? —it’s “lid” lifts up to reveal a pearl tucked inside! It literally makes me giddy thinking about it, and I start picturing a scene from a SpongeBob SquarePants episode…

…Patrick wanders over, opens the shell, is surprised, giggles uncontrollably, then closes it. Then does it again. And again. So Spongebob hears all the ruckus and comes over to investigate. Then they both re-enact said sequence for another ten minutes or so.

Now, substitute ME for Patrick. It’s actually that amusing to me, folks.

But about the quilt—it combines so many different techniques and fabrics, none of which I specifically planned while I was designing the layout. Lets see…there’s piecing and applique, machine and hand quilting, French knots, trapunto, knitting, Polyfil, beading, a bit of sparkly fabric paint, silk and cottons, and plenty of miscellaneous sheer fabrics. I also used clear lingerie thread on the “sunbeams” in the water. For the seashells and feet on the beach, I printed black and white photo transfers (which I colored with crayons) to iron onto the different fabrics. The back of the quilt is the same teal fabric of the large wave, with just the stitching showing to make an interesting pattern. Total size is approximately 30 x 30 inches.

Best of all, I can say that I definitely learned a whole lot from this quilt. Hopefully I will retain my learning and apply it to the next one…

About Jamie

Jamie is an award winning artist who specializes in textile/fabric pieces (art that you wear), but also creates paintings, sculptures, and quilted works of art.
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One Response to Undersea Quilt – “Worlds Apart”

  1. Vickie says:

    You have amazed me with this one! Is this for the entry at the Expo next week? You should win something! All you need are ideas and you can do extraordinary things- Great!

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