Friday, March 26, 2021

Salt and Sand Blog Hop

 Welcome!  I'm excited to be part of Carol from Just Let Me Quilt's Salt and Sand Blog Hop!  Ever since I saw Moana I have wanted to make a manta ray tattoo quilt.  I decided this was the perfect occasion.  I search for a relatively simple one I could easily applique.


I then dug through my Island Batik fabric scraps to decide which fabrics to use.  This blue background is actually supposed to be Van Gogh's sky, but it works great for water too (as long as you ignore the crescent moons).  I was thinking about making my manta ray purple, bur decided on black.  It's more traditional that way.



I then used a blanket stitch to applique all my pieces.  I had fun quilting swirls on all the swirls in the fabric.

Ta da!  All done.


I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

Be sure to check out all the other fabulous quilters on this hop!

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31 comments:

  1. Your Mantra Ray is pretty cool!!! :-)

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  2. This manta ray is fabulous! I love the simplicity of it, the color choices, and your quilting! Terrific work!

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  3. You’ve done a fantastic job of your manta ray tattoo! The blue swirly water is so vibrant that your choice of black for the manta ray is perfect for contrast. How fun the swirl quilting is to give the water some motion. Now you get to check that off your wish list and move forward to the next wish.

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  4. I love the movie Moana and your interpretation of the manta ray tattoo is amazing! The grandma in the movie is my favorite character.

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  5. Inspiring project! Thanks for sharing.
    Connie

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  6. This a gorgeous piece of art in fabric...love it! The batiks really make it look even more amazing. Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Love it. I always enjoy tattoo art and your manta ray is exceptional.

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  8. That is SO pretty and graceful.

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  9. We loved Moana when it was on Netflix, great job on the manta ray, we got to pet and feed some at an aquarium 2yrs ago. Their mouths are not at the tip by their noses, it's at the bottom, so we had to hold up the fish up against the wall of the fish tank and it came over and ate it when it rubbed up against the glass, it was an odd feeling!

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  10. That's a great design and turned into a beautiful mini quilt!

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  11. That is absolutely gorgeous! Moana is one of our favorite movies. I think my daughter in law has seen it at least 100 times now. LOL!!

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  12. Wow, that is really amazing! Love, love it! Simply beautiful!

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  13. Beautiful quilt, and quilting! Thanks so much for sharing. I loved Moana!

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  14. Lovely manta ray quilt. The blue swirl water and black ray are great.

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  15. Beautiful. You captured not only the ray but sand and salt, too.

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  16. Wow!! Incredible applique project for the Hop, Suzy!!

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  17. Lovely. I think the quilting of the swirls on the background fabric looks fantastic. I didn't notice the starry might aspect if the fabric until you pointed it out because it just blended right in with the quilting and the theme.

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  18. What a clever quilt idea, and so pretty.

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  19. This manta ray is just perfect...just finally catching up on a crazy week. Perfect idea!

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  20. That is one beautiful stingray!

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  21. Beautiful! Love the manta ray! This is really fun!

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  22. Just beautiful and perfect for this hop! Thanks for sharing! xx

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