Before I left for the Festival of Quilts last week I determined to finish my July and August quilts. It gave me a wonderful feeling knowing that I would not have to scramble to finish them this week. The July one is inspired by my trip to Monet's garden at Giverney.
They were left with raw edges and I then hand quilted them. The waterlilies are two thicknesses of dupion silk bonded together and then attached to the quilt by hand.
I used more cheesecloth for the August quilt. This was some of my rust dyeing and I found it did not like the sewing machine so I had to hand quilt it. I combined it with a piece from the pole-painted cotton I had made at the same time as the silk. I machine quilted the cotton in a variegated thread and was really pleased with the contrast between the two quilted fabrics. At last I have made something that depicts the lines on sand when the tide is out.
The surf is a piece of lace, some of which I had dyed a while ago and then put back in the stash.