February 17, 2016

Crazy Quilting: Batik under the sea

Another block done and on its way to the next crazy quilter as part of a Round Robin: Batiks.

The request was to use white as much as possible. I also decided to use a clamshell as my repeating motif -- see stitching as well as sequins.

I used different sizes of pearls to make one seam.

I used yellow flower sequins with a clear bead to balance some of the colours in the block. The busy batik print left little room for embellishment. I tried to echo the fabric design. 

I used glitter ribbon and floss to make a fish. The clam-shaped sequin were held in place with a pearl.