Tide Pools - a challenge finish

A little bit of improv in my life lately! This is my finish for my guild challenge. A few months ago our new guild decided to try a challenge. We are in the process of making a guild banner and the "grunge" fabric used in the banner were thrown in a bag and we each picked two and had to make something. My color was blue green, and green blue...really pretty but together??  I thought about it for a few months. I kept thinking sea glass and water and then a friend posted an old picture of her and her husband looking at tide pools and I started piecing fabrics together. We could add in one neutral so I added in a wet sand color.

No tide pools in this city but that didn't stop me from searching out some water. :)  Wavy line quilting over all helped with the watery look.
The back is all the scrappy bits leftover from the scraps I used on the front!

I really like how this came together. I love all the bits and fitting the curves in and adding splashes of color and contrast. Probably not perfect but I so loved doing it.

"Tide Pools"
33 x 37
Improv piecing
stash fabric and scraps
Aurifil used for quilting in 3 shades of beige
Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild 1st Challenge - Banner color inspiration challenge
We drew a random number for the winner out of the 7 1/2 entries we received and the winner received several prizes that related to color. One thing I made was an Ipad holder from paint can lid fabric.
It turned out so cute I had to share. I used the tutorial from Factotum of Arts tutorial but made it bigger. So so Cute!!!
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  1. Tide Pools is beautiful! I love those colors! :0)

  2. Love the little quilt. Absolutely beautiful colors together.

  3. Great improv curves....they look fab! You've done really well and I like the colours very much.

  4. I'm a fan of blue and green together; yours turned out well. Visiting from WIP WEd. Claire aka knitnkwilt

  5. I love your improv quilt! Love. I love blue and green together.

  6. What a sweet little quilt. It reminds me of sky and water. LOVE the quilting. Gives the quilt motion.

  7. Wow! Your Tide Pools quilt is fantastic! Looks like a real labour of love with all that splicing and piecing. The fabrics you chose are perfect and such a lovely design. Congratulations on your fine finish, Kris!

  8. I love it! It's fun to let your imagination run wild sometimes and just sew!


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