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Underwater Odyssey posted: 7/1/2003
by Carolyn Lee Vehslage Printable Page
Category: Mixed Series: July Quilt of the Month Contest
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Techniques: acrylic on commercial fabric, appliqué, reverse appliqué, embroidery, embellishment, trapunto, quilting, & ribbon work.

Materials: cotton & tulle fabrics, metal jewelry& coins, plastic crabs & fish, twine, yarn, various threads, silk ribbon, beads, sequins, wood, glass, semi-precious stones, rocks, shells, and netting.

The idea for using silk ribbons for seaweed was one of those Aha! moments after reading a recent issue of Pokey Bolton's Quilting Art magazine. She featured beautiful flower petals and leaves created with ribbon. The yellow fish are plastic, the bright gold fish is metal, and the rest are commercial prints that I have painted with iridescent acrylics, embroidered, and embellished on top of. They sparkle more than the camera and computer screen can show. The seaweed is a created with a combination of appliqué trapuntoed cotton fabric and free-stitched, twisted silk ribbon.

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