Showing posts from February 19, 2012

Art Quilt Inspiration

So beautiful... Look what greeted me this morning as I walked out the front door with my cup of coffee... just wanting to roam the yard and pull a few weeds...

Are you inspired to do an art quilt? I may be... Love the way the sun is coming in and highlighting the ruffles of the petals.

Back to reality! Must hurry, I tee off in 45 minutes and still need to get dressed in proper golf attire which is just about anything except jeans.

Hugs to you from me.

Koi Pond Progress

Working on this piece is very enjoyable. Sunday I used a high satin poly thread and FMQed the scales in the fish. I used some water soluble colored pencils to add highlights. I ended the day quite satisfied.  See for yourself....

I also stitched in wavy lines off the tails and fins to enhance the movement of the water. I tried adding some blue iridescent tulle over the above koi, but realized all my stitching of the scales disappeared. So, I ripped it off leaving a little around the edges. Not sure how I like that. I also added a partial second eye at the edge of the head. I think it makes the fish look more balanced

 I wanted this koi to have a more white/spotted look. It was stitched with a shiny white poly thread. I also used the pencils to enhance the pink tones in the fabric. I stitched in a mouth for a side view, but in reality that is not how we see fish when looking from above. It would have to be swimming on its side! Doesn't that usually mean you're about to have a f…