Charley Harper Water Drop Quilt

It’s done, and I’m so happy to finally have all my Christmas presents finished.  The inside of the drop is pretty tightly packed, so I decided to quilt little amoebas between the organisms.  For outside the drop, I was going to quilt wavy horizontal lines, but after stitching a few, I changed my mind and decided to echo quilt around the drop.

There are a few things I’d change if I were ever going to make this quilt again (which is highly unlikely), but overall I’m really happy with the way it turned out.  I love the process of turning a fabulous illustration into a quilt.

Charley Harper Water Drop Quilt
Martha Dellasega Gray, 2012
illustration from The Giant Golden Book of Biology, 1961
hand embroidered & appliqued (with a little painting), hand quilted
48″ x 62″

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