Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tropical Fish...



I've had this top hanging around for some time - it was even backed & batted & pinned together, just wasn't entirely sure how I wanted to quilt it, and toyed around with a few ideas. Today, I had about an hour or so to work, so I decided to tackle it. It's not particularly large - maybe 18" wide or so.



I quilted long wavy strands of seaweed coming up from the bottom, then added air bubbles above half a dozen or so fish.

The rest I filled in with a combination of wavy lines and little waves. I think it works fairly well.



A binding was attached this afternoon and sewn down this evening - and wow! two finishes in two days. But don't go thinking that's a trend or anything...

8 comments:

rlbates said...

I love it!

Andrea said...

Well you've set the standard now - lol. It's a lovely piece of work and the quilting is just right. The question is where ate you going to put it ?

Vicki W said...

Good for you!

Shasta said...

That's why I don't have a lot of finishes. Don't want to set the bar too much for myself! Both these quilts are wonderful. The crosses are simply sweet. The colors are luscious in the fish one, and such wonderful quilting.
I look forward to seeing what you finish tomorrow!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Great looking fishes...your fabric choices are perfect!

Quilt or Dye said...

Good choice for your next project! While I don't believe that every started project desires to be finished, this one certainly did!

Angelcat said...

Your fishies are fab. Love the quilting

Ruth's Place said...

This is stunning. You are making me feel bad about the binding waiting to be done on my quilt now...tomorrow for sure.