I've been collecting ocean related fabric since I started teaching the class two years ago. I've never taken the time to do anything with it until today. I had my first official day of summer vacation, and one of two that will happen without the kids. So what could I do but celebrate by spending some quality time with my sewing machine?
I have been wanting to try out Tonya's free-form letters for a while, so I spelled out the scientific name for star fish and paired it with this sea urchin fabric that I bought on ebay. I think the sashing may be too wide, but I'm pretty happy with the letters considering this was my first try at wonky anything ever. I had trouble with the angled letters, but the straight ones were pretty straight forward.
I still have whales and sharks in the series and I saw some adorable sea turtles at Hancock's of Paducah online last night. So I see whales, sharks and turtles quilts in my future. I think these would be adorable hanging in my classroom at school. Too bad I'm not teaching marine science next year. I'll have to start thinking about what I can do do forensic science.