All’s Quiet on the (Mid) Western Front

February 17th, 2009

This blog has been silent for awhile…TOO silent, but I have been working REALLY hard and everything I’ve been working on would bore the pants off of you all so I haven’t written about any of it. Suffice it to say that I have been spending many hours a day in front of a computer keyboard and it’s kind of driving me a bit nutso!

…but all that changed today with the beginnings of my fish quilt! It all started with a line drawing (shown below) and I use medical exam table paper for making my drawings because it’s cheap, it’s easy to see through if I want to trace a second drawing off this and then vary parts of it, and it’s lightweight so I can travel with lots of it and not be weighed down by my drawings:

I started fusing up some pieces and this was the main body as it was initially assembled:

Next, I added the head and the lower fin:

…and then the upper fin. I still need to add an eye (I just can’t decide about the eye color!) and I might add another lower fin as well”

The fish is all fused together (did you notice the Applique Pressing Sheet underneath? If you’re into fusing, that thing makes life a lot easier!) but the fish isn’t fused to a background yet. This is my favorite background so far, but I’m still in “search mode:”

I am so excited to quilt this thing but I have a long way to go before that happens! Stay tuned…