Shimmering WatersOctober 25, 2006
Shimmering Waters is a small quilted pice that I made in 2005 and is one one my favorite pieces that I have done using a traditional pattern in a contemporary fashion. The finished size is 12″ x 12″. I played with the initial pattern, enlarging and reducing it and overlaying it. Then I filled in the spaces with different values. The fabrics are all commercial cottons.
For the quilting I experimented with McTavishing, a freehand meandering procedure. This quilt was finished before I got my longarm so it was quilted on my Husqvarna sewing machine. I finished it up by highlighting some of the quilting lines with beads.