Helen Gray - Ocean Pool II

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My large quilts explore the rocky, sandy bottom of the ocean baths in which I love to swim.

I have used linen with wool batting and cotton backs. The thread drawing is the design line as well as the quilting. I used all black thread on these whole cloths. With the smaller pieces I draw with the machine immediately on to the fabric. The stitching I find rhythmic and satisfying for me - similar to swimming in the baths.

I used the techniques again in the smaller responses, adding hand stitching as I felt appropriate

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