Saturday, 27 September 2014

Regatta

Below, is my first shadow applique piece, called 'Regatta' that I have for sale for £30 plus P&P.



The story behind it, is that I live on a small island called Hayling Island, just off the south Hampshire coast. We're sandwiched between Portsmouth, Chichester and the Isle of Wight.

We're always surrounded by boats, especially during Cowes Week, when the sea is brimming with a cornucopia of sails, bobbing about on the wide open blue.

'Regatta' is inspired by this week and is my view across the water from Hayling, looking to the Isle of Wight, with the soft greens of its rolling hills.

I used 100% cottons in a shadow applique technique, overlaid with crystal organza. The binding was hand stitched, which I love doing to finish off a quilt. I feel it gives a much more professional finish.

Let me know what you think. What views are YOU inspired by, where you live? I'd love to hear about them!

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