McKenna Ryan Group Quilt-a-Long
A place to share our journey to completing a McKenna Ryan project
- one block, many blocks or a quilt.

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Susan's Plan

In 2000 and something I (and my bestie) bought 4 blocks of the "Sea Breeze" patterns.  I have completed these blocks and have an idea of how I want to put them all together.  I made the blocks and did the raw edge applique and for a while ...they sat... then I went to a "creative quilting" group for a few months (arty quilts - lots of creating texture & shading with a sewing machine) and picked up a lot of tips - like how to make seaweed with my machine using FMQ & wash a way stabiliser.
My plan is to make the quilt look like part of a large ship that is underwater, rusted etc and through the portholes, you will be able to see the blocks.....mmmmm..... that is the plan.

Here are my blocks:

and here are some of the various bits & pieces I have collected to make the quilt.. Some cottons, some chiffony sorts of fabrics, some pictures for inspiration, some practice pieces of seaweed etc....I found things I had forgotten that was fun....and now I am keen to get going.
You will see of course a marked similarity to the blocks Maureen has ready to go....
The journey begins . . . 


Béa said...

Beautiful start !

Maureen Clare said...

Your colours look very rich. I can't wait to see the finished design, it sounds very creative. :-)