I was so excited to receive the teal 2020 Aurifil Italian Color Builder of Capri, Italy. These threads are 50 weight cotton and so beautiful. I immediately hopped on Google and started looking at pictures of Capri. What really hit me were the gorgeous teal waters and I knew I wanted to incorporate that into my project somehow.
I started by pulling teal Island Batik fabrics from my stash. I also selected a peach fabric for the background sky with the idea of creating a sunset.
I then started playing with wave formations. I must have drawn 5-10 different drawings which I was unhappy with. Finally I decided to simply cut out wave shapes and start layering them.
Final placement of the waves. Time to fuse!
Since this is an Aurifil challenge I knew I wanted to do a lot of dense quilting. I picked a different filler pattern for each of the wave fabrics. I then did some fill quilting in yellow to give the sun a dense yellow color. Finally I did bands of elongated bars in three different orange and corals to simulate the sunset. I purposely left a small band between them for added contrast. I used one layer of Hobbs 80/20 Cotton/Poly batting inside my quilt. I used my favorite Schmetz Microtex Size 80 needles and it went through the layers of fusible quite easily.
I decided to topstitch down the binding in all three teal threads. However, after breaking a needle on the second outline I decided that two was enough.
I hope you get to quilt today!