A few years ago, friends and I were talking about splice quilts. A splice quilt is where you take a photograph of something, divide it into sections and different people re-create the different sections in their own fabrics using their own techniques. When all the different sections are completed, they are joined together to re-create the original photograph in quilt form. We thought the idea was interesting but no one had not participated in making one. We decided that we like to give it a try. It has taken us a while to find the right copyright free image, that we all liked and agreed on. We decided on a picture of a sea turtle. Each of us will complete 2 sections. Here is my first section. It is not 100% accurate, but I think it is a good likeness. I started out by dyeing 2 shades of "terra cotta". My lighter shade turned out a bit too little, so I ended up going in with Inktense pencils to darken the edges. I also used some white and yellow tsukineko inks to lighten/hightlight in the darker color. I hand appliquéd each section of the shell to white background fabric. The blue water is also a hand-dyed fabric hand appliquéd down. Now, onto the next section... I think I'm going to paint that one.
I love using leader/ enders when I am chain piecing. It was an idea from Bonnie Hunter. Instead of using a scrap piece of material in between chains, use two small blocks. You can work on two project projects at once! I keep a pile of 2" scrap squares next to my machine for this reason...Happy piecing!
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