CQJP2015 Peacock Project

CQJP2015 Peacock Project
Only four out of 12...in progress

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Memories of Florida Beaches

I grew up in Fort Walton Beach, Florida...and you might be able to
take the girl out of the beach, but you can never take the beach out of the girl!!!
My mother, Nita Faulconer, was a popular artist of the tourist that visited the area. I took one of her paintings and photographed it.
Then I printed it out on fabric to crazy quilt it into a beach picture.
 By using the wonderful Texture Magic I turned ordinary blue sky fabric into puffy clouds...instructions are included with the product, and it is so simple to play with.
I then played with various fabrics that pick up the colors in the picture but also denote water or sea elements. I usually have more fabrics than I actually use in a project.
Now the fabrics have been crazy quilted around my beach picture, even the sky fabric is cut and sewn at angles; Laces are added from Cathy's Crazy by Design, https://www.etsy.com/shop/cathyscrazybydesign and by Nicki Lee,
https://www.etsy.com/shop/RavioleeDreams?ref=si_shop  And what a find to discover Shibori ribbon in plain white from ArtisticWeavers https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtisticWeavers?ref=search_shop_redirect   Now the embellishing begins....

Laces to represent seaweed; starfish in stitches; even a flamingo!
Final touches. Fish beads, pearls and shells; some bling here and there...ready for framing! Thanks for visiting.






10 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful piece, and gives me a feeling of relaxing in the sun. Thanks for sharing the story behind this piece.

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    1. You are so welcome, Debbie S. thanks for visiting!!!

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  2. The piece is gorgeous! Your mother's work is most excellent too.

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  4. Love your work...You will turn me into a crazy quilt lover...

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    1. and that would be a good thing....thanks for stopping by...keep looking...

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  5. I thought it looked like our beach! Well done. It is beautiful!!

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    1. Thanks, and keep stopping by for more projects to show up....

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