Something Fishy

Yesterday was a day spent drawing, cutting, fusing, painting and stitching. Just fabulous! Here is a sneak peek.

The fish are reverse appliqued, then the body is painted with shimmer paint. I have only applied it lightly as I didn’t want to create a strong colour difference, just to add some shine. The white dots are shimmer paint too. They break up the strong purple.

Usually I would add the stitching details as a part of the quilting. This time I stitched over the fish first so that they won’t flatten when they are quilted.

I think that today I will head for the bead shop. These fish need beads! Don’t you think so?

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6 responses to “Something Fishy

  1. Anonymous

    this looks like the begining of something exciting. looking good!!
    flo

  2. Anonymous

    http://www.robbieklow.com/Gallery.asp

    this lady has a range of cool fused quilts with hand dyes….
    flo
    p.s- now i’m on holidays, i’m starting to get addicted to flicking through the blogs!!

  3. Stomper Girl

    I like those purple fishies! And you’re right, they definitely need beads.

  4. Tracey Petersen

    Flo I told you that a computer is the essential quilter’s tool. You reeeeally need one!!!

  5. meggie

    I really like those fish!
    Hope you post the pics witht he beads- please?

    Agree about a quilter needing a computer… but I seem to have stopped sewing- I am having too much fun checking out blogs!
    Some really great ideas to be had, though, for when I get over my stitcher’s block!

  6. Tracey Petersen

    Thanks for visiting Meggie. Bought big beads so they’ll be quick to stitch. Will have to quilt before I bead so don’t hold your breath for photos!

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