For the last five years, I have been exploring the tuning fork motif. I love to interlock them, elongate them, scrunch them up, flip them around, explode them....OK, I admit, I'm obsessed. The latest finished product of my obsession is "The Salt Marsh Near First Encounter Beach," which will be on display in the Art:Abstract - Large category at International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas.
|The Salt Marsh at First Encounter Beach (Tuning Fork #29), 54"w x 64"h)|
I started by searching through my stash and pulling out fabrics for the sand, the grasses, the trees, the clouds and the sky. I cut narrow strips, cut the strips into rectangles, and started making small "tuning fork" units.
Each tuning fork is crafted individually. No strip piecing involved. Here is the basic unit.
I added the tree line on the other side of the marsh. And it needed some sky. It had to be moody -- it was a very gray day when I took the picture:
|A closeup of the quilting|
I've very proud to tell you all that this quilt has won a prize at Houston International Quilt Festival this year. I won't know what I've won until the awards ceremony on November 1.
I'm sharing this post in the Blogger's Quilt Festival Art Quilt category. Click HERE to see all the quilts and to vote for your favorite quilt!