The oceans cover 71% of Earth’s surface. This quilt—the second one I ever made—encompasses the entire ocean!
I used an enormous variety of often fussy-cut 2.5″ squares to make this quilt.
In the top right-hand corner you can see a bacterium with the DNA inside. You’ll see some red thread, too—the center of the quilt is quilted with waves in blue variegated thread, but around the edges I used blue and red threads to represent the thermohaline circulation (see also this quilt).
Here we have machine embroidered sharks and a manta ray. Some of the fabrics remind me of microscopic creatures in the ocean—for example, the fabric above the sharks looks like blue-green algae and the fabric in the bottom left-hand corner of this picture looks like coccolithophores to me.
2011, Hot Threads, Cool Quilts, Cotton Patch Quilters Guild, Watkinsville, GA
Second Place, Novice category