|the black backing|
There were no Jelly rolls harmed in the making of this quilt.....but because this is a rail fence quilt, jelly rolls could be used.
The appliqué sashing was hand drawn out over many hours by Marcelle which she then wanted repeated as a quilting design on the borders.
This design is a hammer head shark, the Maori meaning is strength & power. Which is very symbolic for Marcelle's friend & her family as they have gone through some personal losses in their family recently.
If you click on the photo's you will see on the border design I double stitched using Madeira variegated polyneon thread, the same thread Marcelle used for the buttonhole stitch on the appliqué sashing, as I felt this would give more definition to the design. For the inner part of the quilt I quilted an all over wave/ hammer head shark design.