Sometimes nice things happen when you tidy. I was trying to make room for printing out in my garage a few weeks back and in moving things around I re-discovered this art quilt that I made three or four years ago. I really had no plan for it at the time, but I think I‘m going to take it to the cabin to hang on a wall.
I really love the combination of threads, beads and other embellishments. The outer edge of the quilt is a random combination of fabrics, mostly Kaffe Fassett, but some others, including brown velvet, thrown in. The middle piece of fabric has a hole cut out of the center for the octopus piece, sort of a reverse applique effect. I held it down by stitching beads over ribbon which also framed the octopus. Finally, I appliqued seaweed on the left and a sea star down in the lower right.