I had signed up for a class with Jacqui Gering, which seemed like the perfect opportunity to start the project. I selected "ocean" colored batiks and off I went. I liked Jacqui's class... the right amount of instruction and directions to experimentation/play time. With some teachers, it's all about their method and following their instructions to achieve their look. Others teachers don't adequate time to work on the new skill. Jacqui's class was a good balance.
I started off thinking I was going to make the quilt to look like light reflecting off the surface of the ocean. My daughter saw it as coral reefs. Overall, I see a turtle shell. No matter what you see, it was a fun introduction to a new technique/style.