'Motion of the Ocean' was the first post on this series of wall hangings and I'm happy to say I am in the final stages now!
I may have gone slightly mad! I ended up making five total ~ I just couldn't stop! That meditative trance I get in while doing this is sickening!!
This was the last one. The one that needed to get the hell out of my head so I didn't hear those voices any longer! The idea is a sunset on the ocean. Ebb & Flow. I believe I accomplished it for the most part. In some ways it reminds me of Koi Fish in a pond too!
While I had the entire house to myself for a few hours yesterday, I set about quilting them all. I change the thread a lot! Besides the gradation of the colors, I like the thread to do the same. Close, wavy organic lines work great for me!
Making the binding is kind of a pain, but I like it to semi-match the piece. So I choose to torture myself with piecing it together.
This is the set of five before quilting. My plan today is to finish the bindings.
As long as I stay focused, alert and...
BEWARE OF THE BLADE!
I know we've all done this at one time or another. Nicked yourself with your rotary cutter. That little touch of the blade, the shock of it and then you look...and a tiny drop of red appears. You know what I'm talking about!
On the final cut I was going to make yesterday...seriously the last cut, I cut the fabric and as I was putting the cutter down in a blink of the eye the blade crossed over my hand as the blade should have retracted and simply sliced my wrist. Shock & Awe! Shock that I could be so careless and awe that that dull blade could be so sharp!
It looks harmless enough (which is what I though about my rotary cutter). Luckily it didn't go deep enough to hit that vein in the middle of it!
Safety first. Which is why I got the retractable rotary cutter in the first place! I guess I will chalk it up to a freak accident! Be aware of the blade!!
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