Hope you have all had a good week.
I've been busy working away on quilts for my display. I've given myself until December to get everything ready. 15 pieces is quite a lot, especially when you sit down and make a list. I am being really picky with what I put in.
This week I decided to finally do something with this lot...
I hand embroidered these tropical fish 25 years ago!!! Originally they were part of one large panel and for some reason that I can't remember, I cut it up into 3 pieces, perhaps I thought they had a better chance of getting finished if they were smaller. It didn't happen.
I'd been thinking for a while to incorporate them into a wall hanging and at the quilt show, I got a beautiful piece of hand dyed fabric for the backing.
Here are some close ups of the fish:
I'm fusing bondaweb to the back of the fish, then cutting them out close to the stitching.
It's a bit nerve wracking doing that part, I need to leave enough to stitch to the backing.
I have all the fish done now and my underwater scene is set. Got to get on with stitching it today.
Apologies for not doing the post on the Scottish Quilt show, I will try to get round to it. In the meantime if you'd like to see the winner of the themed category (Kay Bell) and the best in show , then head over to Kay's blog, The Borderline Quilter.
Enjoy your weekend and thanks for visiting.