I feel a bit quilty about posting about this quilt so soon after I have already posted but I'd like to include it in the Blogger's quilt Festival and that requires a post so, in the words of Stevie Wonder, "I don't want to bore you with this..." (Knocks Me off My Feet) if you've seen this before you can always skip to the pics or take a look at the other great quilts on display at Amys creative side. Thank you to her for hosting such as lovely online global gathering.
The design developed organically with each stage of the quilt. A quilt pattern in a magazine (Alphadots Make do and Mend Quilts) was the starting point, then I changed the circle and quilt size, started layering the fabrics and developed a pieced circle machine method tutorial that worked a treat and sped up the construction. As I worked on the quilt, the circles went from hand sewn to machine and then to words (Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, T.S. Elliot) and finished as seaweed and coral shapes to link them all. I started with mermaids and circles and everything else followed. My new little niece being a girl and a water born baby topped it all off for me (both not not known when I started this) and this poem about self expression, confidence, aging and so much more is an essential for life. I haven't made many quilts- I find them rather daunting- but I love experimenting, I love letters and typography and making it part of the quilting is an experiment that paid off. So apologies if you've seen these before- I have included some new pics and the editing on them has been improved thanks to my photographer brother sharing some secrets-cheers Jamie!