Finished CQ Message in a bottle
Below I'll share some close ups.
I added more glass beads and sequins in the pool and wooden beads at the foot of the dune.
The turtle charm and the large butterfly were in the package, so were 5 large glass beads of two different colors blue. I used only three of them. Fortunately the different blues matched the blues of the pool.
The lighter square sparkles in the left fabric were in that fabric itself.
Also more beads and a turtle from my own stash are added.
Have you noticed that little butterfly from the package on the grass? It has found a perfect spot between the grasses.
And finally.....the bottle.
It was empty, so I added a rolled piece of paper, no message on it.
I fastened it with invisible thread, it can be seen on two points though ;)
On the sea I sewed glass beads from the package, they form the sparkles in the sea.
This project was also my contribution to the CQJP 2013.
The whole quilt was large enough for four months.
I cut the photo of the finished quilt in four equal squares.
January block CQJP
I had my doubts about adding seam treatments on these distant dunes.
Because of the distance and the pattern of the front dune I decided not to.
February block CQJP
The same goes for the distant blue dunes.
The herringbone stitches on the brown dune have been replaced by french knots to represent little shrubs.
March block CQJP
April block CQJP
I replaced the herringbone stitches by grasses.
All about the "Message in a bottle challenge" can be found here.
The challenge ends on March 31st.