"Sea Nettles " ©2001
Art Quilt by Studio Artist Dottie Gantt

"Sea Nettles" copyright 2001 - Art Quilt by Dottie Gantt
Size 10" w X 12" h
This Wall Hanging Is In
"The Vehslage Fiber Art Collection" 
owned by
Peter and Carolyn Lee Vehslage

Artist Comment/Statement: 
This is the second piece made as the result of an art quilt group challenge to create a piece that was 10" x 12" and used only blue and green fabrics. The first piece I created ("Anemone") was too large for the challenge rules, so I created this piece inspired by a picture of "sea nettles jellyfish" in a National Geographic magazine

When I initially shared "Sea Nettles" with my art quilt group, they made a few suggestions, some of which I incorporated.  Look at the "Before Changes" picture [below] for the changes I made based on their feedback.  Can you find them?

Techniques: Raw edge fusing and piecing of fabrics.  Machine couching and free-motion quilting by machine.  The border edges were serged.  Surface embellishments of hand beaded glass beads, with machine couching, and hand embroidery.

Fabrics used were batiks, hand-dyed cottons, woven plaids, and commercial print cottons.  Threads used for machine couching, free-motion machine quilting and machine piecing were rayon, commercial cottons, hand-dyed perle cotton, cotton and monofilament/nylon threads.  Embellishments of glass beads were added by hand.  Polyester batting was also used.

Before changes were made to "Sea Nettles" copyright 2001 - Art Quilt by Dottie Gantt
Before The Changes

To see the other challenge piece "Anemone" click on the picture or link

"Anemone" copyright 2001 - Art Quilt by Dottie Gantt

Anemone 2001

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