I am getting into the habit of taking progress photos as I make my quilts these days. In the past I used to try and write down what I did but I could never find where I had written my notes or I would forget to write it down altogether. My camera is always close by and it's easy to take a quick photo and then move on to the next step.
The quilt was supposed to be about texture and I had the idea of using wool for the starfish. I didn't want him to be plain orange or yellow and so I needle felted the two colours together for more interest.
|Needle felting the wool|
|Cutting out the star fish|
I wasn't sure how I was going to do the Lion Fish. I got out some silk fabric and was going to applique him but the thought of all those stripes put me off. In desperation I wondered if I could draw him on a piece of white silk with some fabric marking pens.
|Drawing the Lion Fish|
|Cutting out the Lion Fish|
I used two colours of an orange/ yellow silk that I had hand dyed a couple of years ago for the yellow fish.
Here's a photo of the entire quilt.
|Under the Sea ©2015 Linda Steele|
I am so glad that I took the photos to help me remember what I did.
Bye for now,