13 1/2" X 32"
The quilt is similar to the stick and stones piece in that there are three separate layers of quilted fabric that are then attached. I once again used the earthy brown silk as the focal fabric and did some hand stitching.
Here is a close up of the sand dollars, silk and hand stitching.
The three fabrics had a very cohesive feel to them.
The second art quilt is mounted on a canvas that has several layers of paint that were over painted with black and then scraped with a comb. It is a collage of mixed media. Although both use elements collected from the beach, they are very different in both composition and design.
8" X 8" canvas 5 1/2" X 5 1/2" mixed media fiber art
This piece has a base of dupioni silk that I quilted with rayon thread. It has several shells collected from the New Jersey shore where I vacationed right after Hurricane Irene left town. I also have some drift wood, beads, ribbon, fabric bead, mother of pearl buttons and hand dyed cheese cloth mixed in there.
Here is a close up of the upper half.
I love the way the texture of the silk, fabric and shells comes together. This piece has hints of gold in the fabric and a certain luster that cannot be accurately shown with my photography skills. As with all our work, it looks better in person.
Thank you for looking at my work and further indulging my desire for beach combing. I am forever in the hunt for that perfect shell, pretty stone or tumbled beach glass. For me, all of those things make a walk on the beach perfect.