The first block before quilting.
Have you know noticed the cute little clownfishes swimming amongst the anemones?
All six blocks are quilted separately before they are sewn together.
I chose to handquilt with Yli monofilament thread.
All appliques are quilted, even the very small ones. This prevents they fell off.
Personally I don't like the raw edges. I'm always afraid the fabric will fall apart.
Very large loose threads will be cut off when the quilt is finished.
However the raw edges aren't visible only if you are standing right in front of it.
For the coral I used Madeira supertwist together with the Yli.
For the clams I used DMC metallic together with the Yli.
The DMC was a nightmare to work with.
This thread gets very easely damaged.
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