Almost a decade ago ... 9 years to be exact ... I made this quilt.
This was long before the idea of making Sea Quilts was even a glimmer in my eye.
I had received a book on paper-piecing for Christmas and I wanted to try my hand at some free-form design that encorporated some of my new paper-pieced blocks.
I chose the sea as my subject because I have always loved the sea.
Even though, at the time I lived smack dab in the middle of the desert.
As the quilt came together, I wanted to show how the light from the sun was so strong as to penetrate to the depths of the ocean.
I named her "Free Utilities".
I found her in the closet a couple of weeks ago, very grateful that she made the move with me since many, many of my quilts were sold or given away in that process.
After 3+ years of sewing nothing but the sea, this affirms to me that I was on the right track long before I knew that I was.
Because I do so love the Sea.