This is the beginning of my Under the Sea-With Me quilt combining together the three patterns in the series. I did not want a solid background but something that added movement to the piece. At first I was thinking of using twelve inch storm at sea blocks using blues all in the same tone, with different textures to them. After making one I decided that was not for me. Adding three waves of similar tones of blue fabric onto my primary background seems to fill the bill for my idea of water movement. In the photo the manta ray is all appliqued and the sea weed is just laying on the fabric. Right now I have the sea weed attached and will be starting to add the parrotfish. I will post a picture when that is done.
In January, 2006 my first quilt patterns to sell were released, Tropical Fish Sampler. Living in Hawaii gives a person so many beautiful images to work with that creation of arts here just seem to flow. I design mostly applique patterns but occasionally a patchwork quilt pattern works its way out to you. I hope that you enjoy the colors and the images of Hawaii that I provide for you. Please visit my web site at http://BarbaraBieraugelDesigns.com
First in a series of ocean related small wall hangings show a delightful yellow tang swimming among the coral. This pattern can be purchased on my web site. Click on picture and it will take you to my web site.