Construction: This quilt is made from storm at 9.5 inch storm at sea blocks set on point with the rocks appliqued on top.
Under the rock I used 9.5 inch squares of muslin as place holders. The quilt was basically 3 sections: sky, water, and beach.
Sky: I started with some blue fabrics on the design wall. I had blues for the sky and blues for the water. I looked at the design wall and decided it needed a punch of color so I looked at some photos of sunrises and added the pink/blue/yellow/orange/white print and a yellow with grey batik that I thought would blend into the blue sky fabrics. I started with the sunrise fabrics and selected a grey fabric with big clouds, a baby blue fabric with small clouds, a
Around the rock I wanted to use this puddle fabric which is a grey/blue print with concentric ovals. I was trying to show some wave action from bumping up against the rock. I was using fabrics from my stash. Much of it was fat quarters or third yards. I used a grey print along the horizon line. It has some white lines on it that I thought it would like moving water. Next layer was a grey mottle that surrounded the rock and puddle fabric. The next layer was a blue speckle. I added a dark blue print that had some gold flecks. Some people have asked about the dark blue fabric. I gather they think it does not blend well although no one has actually said that. I remember swimming in the ocean and seeing darker blue areas that were markedly colder through which to swim. I also have come across schools of fish. That is what I was thinking about when I added that section.