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It's hard not to be inspired by the wind, waves, trees and animals. I have made several failed attempts to capture the feeling of this untamed beauty in a crazy quilt. I knew I didn't want to make a pictorial or landscape quilt - I could never capture what I wanted that way.
Last night while re-reading Allie Aller's Crazy Quilting, a most excellent resource, I saw a picture of a quilt by Sharon Boggon, another much-admired teacher of mine. She made a Tumbling Blocks quilt with CQ blocks which is just amazing. I have seen pictures of this quilt before, but it clicked in my brain last night - this traditional quilt pattern rendered in CQ blocks is the perfect way to portray my Ocean theme.
This will be a really ambitious project, and will require careful planning on my part. In the coming weeks, I'll be clearing the decks in my studio - tidying up after a Christmas creating frenzy, and finishing projects to make mental and physical room to start on this epic journey. My working title for this piece is a well-know slogan of this area.......Where The Rainforest Meets The Sea.