My inspiration usually comes from the photo. For most of the water quilts I used my friend Rita’s photos as an inspiration source. As I traveled a lot myself, this time I scrolled through my own photos and stopped at one taken few years ago in Yellowstone. I don’t remember the name of that site but I call it Sulfur Spring because I remember the smell of sulfur around it.
Water in its liquid form has no color or shape. It only gets a shape or color when it reflects things around it. Or as a lot of minerals dissolved in it. I guess water in this pool was rich with minerals:
To start my quilt I chose all values of blue, aqua, green and some yellow:
I started making improvised log cabin blocks:
Than I added some green blocks and blue blocks on both sides:
I felt it needed something else! It looked very plain, there was no excitement at all.
Then I pulled the ugliest fabric I had in my stash and started making blocks adding some orange at the same time:
Now it looked so much better than I decided that’s what enough and I could move on to quilting.
As this quilt is made entirely from the same kind of blocks and has the same texture I used a very simple but dense quilting design all over the quilt:
Here is my quilting thread choice:
Finally I had to square the quilt up:
I decided that binding would not show up in front of the quilt. So I sewed it on the front and turned all over to the back later:
I really liked how the quilt looked like now but just to give it a try I flipped the quilt over:
Voilà– that’s what this quilt needed! Now everything falls into right places- don’t you think so?