Surf quilt

Pyra Draculea

Cotton, photo transfer on fabric, satin, doilies, t-shirt, assorted trims, spray-painted aida, mesh; free motion quilting

The Nanaimo Modern Quilt Guild had an upcycling challenge over the summer of 2019: make a quilt using an old fabric item you no longer use. My take on it began with a piece of hand-beaded blue fabric I got from someone else, an iron-on photo transfer I had prepared for a quilt workshop that ended up being cancelled (using a photo I took in July 2018 at Long Beach near Tofino), and an indigo-dyed thrift store doily I got as a banquet favor at the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada’s Seminar 2019 in Victoria, BC (which was itself intended to be a challenge item with members taking them home and making something new out of them). I also dug up a piece of aida cloth I’d messed up when spraypainting and dyeing.

The piece came together with improv piecing and then I appliqu├ęd trim and mesh on top of it and added a fringe from an old worn-out tie-dye shirt.