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Sunday, October 3, 2010

September BJP Finished

No, this isn't my finished BJP for September. This was my inspiration for my BJP. This quilt (14 1/2" x 36") was a panel I did as part of a group quilt our Aussome fiber group made in 2008 (we were actually juried into the IQA show in Houston! You can see our panel quilt here). I needed to get my BJP for September done so I'm back on schedule (blame it on the dog!) so......

Here is my September BJP called The Reef, I know, go figure! I can't think of anything else to call it and what's in a name anyway!
I had my turtle left over from making my underwater fantasy panel so thought I'd put him to good use now. To make my turtle, you can read the process here. Isn't he sweet looking! I love animals and this guy always had a soft spot with me. Hence, I hung on to him for the past two years!
Some of the beading...
And yes, I used different colored beads for the binding on the bottom vs the sides and top. Figured there's always junk on the ocean floor anyway! OK, truth was I only a few of the light blue beads left so had to dig for something else. So, that's my BJP finished and now to get my October piece ready so I can bead while hubby is recouping!

13 comments:

Darlene said...

Spectacular!

Vicki W said...

Very cool!

Kaylene said...

Well done, I wish I could put beading back on my list.

Cheers

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

it turned out wonderfully! i love your little turtle and the wavy sea bottom. very nice!

robin michelle said...

Oh goodness I don't know which I like best - the quilt or BJP! They're are both wonderful! Is the pink seaweed or?? Whatever it is I really like it. Terrific piece!

Jan said...

Nice work Robbie. I know sequins can be a bit fussy to work with. I love how you combine an art quilt with so much bead work, it looks great.

Barbara said...

Fabulous work!!!!!!!

Cyndi L said...

Robbie, I just love this tone-on-tone technique you've used. The little bit of contrasting color at the bottom is just perfect. Another winner!

Penny said...

Robbie - this is FANTASTIC. It took us right into the sea! Love it!

Whytefeather said...

Love both the quilt and the BJP pieces, both are beautiful! Sea turtles have been a big draw for me the last couple of years.

Anne-Marie said...

Beautiful! I love turtles (my second favorite animal after frogs!) I really like the Equestrian Zone of your panel! Your BJP is lovely: I will remember your use of the sequins and surely will use it some day! If you don't mind!

Robbie said...

Thanks for kind comments, ladies! Ann Marie, feel free to use any of the beading I have in my work. I use Margart Ball's book "Embeadery" often to learn new stitches. it's a great book.

Marty S said...

Gorgeous, luminous underwater colors. It's a beautiful piece. And so much fun to see the quilt. Thanks for the link.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader