After another lurker asked if anyone else lurks and hasn't posted any pix, I finally decided to plunge in! Here's to getting my feet wet!
Here's a few pix of the Scuba Diver quilt that I made for a friend. I collected embroidery designs for YEARS, had the fabric gathered, and then they came out with scuba diver fabric! Soo, I gave alot of thought and knew that I just HAD to put the divers on the back of the quilt instead of the tropical fish that I had intended.
This was truly my first quilt that I tackled from start to finish. My very first one was pillow squares that I purchased from Minnesota Fabrics and sewed them together. A no brain-er. But this one.... lotsa brain cells used for this one.
The background fabric was by "Blank" and was a water print. I don't know if you can see that clearly or not. I then stippled the square to add a little something extra in the exact same varigated thread. Then I embroidered the squares. I knew that I wanted to separate the squares with water fabric but it had to tie in and look right. I had this idea in my head as to what I wanted it to look like and I just hoped I could pull it off. This was and is my favorite to date and I don't dive. I even made a matching bag for the quilt with his initials and for a bonus, a matching fabric covered photo album for the underwater photos.
As a bonus because I came to love it so, I made me a scuba purse. Go figure!
Thanks for looking.
Front of quilt
Back of Quilt
Top Left closer of quilt
Botton Left closer up
Matching photo album (opened)
top right closer up
Bottom right closer up
Matching quilt bag with initials
Matching purse for me!