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Thread: Tsunami quilt

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    Super Member Flying_V_Goddess's Avatar
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    The natural disasters that have occurred in Japan reminded me of the second original quilt design I ever made: the “Tsunami”. I had intended on making it in red on a black background, but never got around to finishing it. The idea of doing it in blues to create a variegated effect occurred to me during my last trip to a quilt shop and had picked out a few blue batiks because I wanted to do “something in blue” for a quilt.

    I'm not sure if the varigated idea translates well with these design images. It kind of helps if you step back and look at it. Maybe it just needs to be made into an actual quilt to get the full effect? I ended up making two blue color variations: one in a true blue and the other a more turquoise-ish.
    [IMG]http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...lueonwhite.png[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...Layoutblue.png[/IMG]

    I’m kind of conflicted on the fabric choices. I had first thought of doing the blues with watercolor/marble blenders to keep with the water theme, but I already have 3 projects in mind either involving mottled fabrics or some sort of blender fabrics. So I was thinking of maybe stepping outside the box and finding some regular batiks to work with. But then I’m thinking they might not tie in as well with the water aspect I had in mind.

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    I really like the way the second one sparkles :D:D:D

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    SO beautiful. It makes me take second and third looks. Thanks for shareing.

    Blessings, Ruth

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    Those are really cool designs, I can't wait to see what ya go with!

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    They are both beautiful. I think the darker one is more calming, but Amma is right about the second one.

    I wouldn't want to choose between them!

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    cool design!

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    They are both so cool looking. Can't wait to see the real thing.

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    WOW for both quilts. They are amazing, so lovely

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    i prefer the turquoise also...seems more "watery" to me

    and is incomplete opposition to "tsunami" as i think of quiet mediterranean waters...

    of course it could just be that being native american i prefer turquoise lol

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    Very lovely pattern, I was immediately hooked on the turquoise.

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    Beautiful design and I like the 2nd one too!

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    I like them both. The blue batiks can represent deep water. Colors get either very dark or very bright in deep water. Just my thoughts.

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    It is going to be beautiful!! I like them both!

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    I like the second one best, as I think it looks more like water, also. The first one looks more like whitewater waves, like deep water. Both are really beautiful! Nice work!

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    I like the coloring in the 2nd better. Just a warning - your snail's trail design is fairly difficult to sew accurately. You may want to paper piece the blocks.

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    Love your pattern. I like both of them but the second one really catches my eye.

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    like them both........but would do number 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by redturtle
    i prefer the turquoise also...seems more "watery" to me

    and is incomplete opposition to "tsunami" as i think of quiet mediterranean waters...

    of course it could just be that being native american i prefer turquoise lol
    Someone had come up with the idea to name it "Tsunami" (I forget who though) because the ends of the half Snail's Trail almost looked like tsunami waves.

    I'm digging the turquoise more myself.


    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    I like the coloring in the 2nd better. Just a warning - your snail's trail design is fairly difficult to sew accurately. You may want to paper piece the blocks.
    I didn't have any trouble the first time I tried making it. Really the quilt is just Snail's Trail and Pinwheel blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_V_Goddess
    Someone had come up with the idea to name it "Tsunami" (I forget who though) because the ends of the half Snail's Trail almost looked like tsunami waves.
    It was Celeste who suggested that name, a little over three years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_V_Goddess
    Someone had come up with the idea to name it "Tsunami" (I forget who though) because the ends of the half Snail's Trail almost looked like tsunami waves.
    It was Celeste who suggested that name, a little over three years ago.
    I went back and searched through all my old topics because I was curious who came up with the name....before I came back on this thread and saw you had the answer on here. lol. Leave it to me to do things the hard way. But I also found who named my Ninja Star quilt as well (Quilting Aggi). Its amazing what you find when looking at posts from three years ago.

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    No one has really told me if I should go with the watercolor batiks or regular batiks.

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    What a beautiful design! Why not make a sample block of different fabrics before you decide?

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    both are lovely

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    The second one really looks like water to me. Very pretty, either one.

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    Thank you for sharing. They are absolutely gorgeous.

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