These are a couple of pieces I created the fish is a multple layer of crazy quilting covered with a sheer fabric then cut out and machine stitched to the base. Embellished by hand with emroidery stitches and beads.
The quilt is 45 inches by 45 inches and is called "Message in a bottle" It was created using a collection of fabrics that I have had in my stash for years. If you look inside the bottle you will sew the fabric there are messages of Hope and dreams. It is embellished with pieces of shell and driftwood collected from my many walks on the beach, and bits of roving to resemble sea weed and seafoam. I hung this quilt for the first time in Priceless Treasures Quilt Show last year which is a annual event sponsored by the Teacup Quilters and Roanoke Festival Park.