First of all this is not my design or my quilt. However, I jumped at the chance to take this collage quilting technique class with Lisa B. at Ann Arbor Sewing Center so I could learn how it was created. Let me give credit to the designer, Laura Heine. This particular design is called "Seawell".
I have been passionate about collage since forever. However, I am fairly new at traditional quilt construction let alone art quilt construction so I thought it would be advantageous to learn how to create this the "right" way. Later I can break all the rules when I create my own collages! (evil grin)
Isn't it fantastic! I was blown away by the number of layers and bits of fabric used. Pieces you'd think were all one fabric were mainly collages of several different fabrics. For example: the shell of the sea turtle has several multi-colored segments that make it up. I thought each segment was one fabric. Not at all! There are probably 3-4 layers or more of several fabrics to create one segment on that shell! That blew me away. How about you?