The site upon which this quilt is based is called Rosh Hanikra. These grottoes are on the border between Israel and Lebanon, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
I love visiting and photographing sites in Israel and then rendering them in fabric. This is a very beautiful, striking spot in North-West Israel and one of my favorites. This piece is based on my photo, which I enlarged and cropped to 15″ x 15″. I transferred the image to a master and followed it to compose the quilt.
I laid the fabric in place, pinned it to stabilizer and then sewed all the pieces in place. I used a little bit of fusing (Misty fuse) but mostly I just free-motion quilted the fabric scraps in place. At the end I added a backing fabric and sleeve and hand-sewed a binding all around.
I used cotton fabrics, organza, tulle, 80/20 batting, stabilizer and all kinds of thread to create this piece.
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