Sunday, March 18, 2012

SBA MQG challenge complete

The South Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild challenge was to create a quilt inspired by a photograph.  I chose this one taken at Hanalei Pier a few years back during one of my treasured vacations in Kauai. The sunset was so serene and subtle this particular evening. 
Hanalei Pier at Sunset
I used batik scraps and ended up with a bit more literal an interpretation than intended.  It was fun to test out the gentle curve piecing technique in the water and sand area based on the demo by Pam Rocco at our March meeting.
Here is a close up of the organic straight stitching along the pier  and some twists and turns throughout the sky and water. My original plan was to try a water style quilting technique that I've seen but that will have to wait for another project.
Seeing what others come up with will be exciting.


  1. That is jaw-droppingly AWESOME. Holy cow!!! Also, I am way behind on mine. Eeeee. I hope I have the top at least finished for the meeting!

    Can't get over how great this is. Karen, you're a marvel! :)

  2. Beautiful interpretation of that (also beautiful) photo! One of these days I'll get around to my quilt project from photos - and this is good inspiration for that!


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