Sunday, October 17, 2004

Sighs of relief

I have totally finished the palm tree quilt and have one edge of binding on the experimental stamping one to do. Pictures of both below. The palm tree one has a much larger 'frame' which is quilted with little free motion palm trees in metallic thread which sort of blends into the background but adds a sparkle. Each palm tree is beaded to represent the seeds that some palm trees have.

Have this idea for doing a sea theme wallhanging for next years exbibition. O have painted watercolours inbetween plastic file covers and have a really wild looking sea, lovely, so thought I would create a sea-y background, cut this into strips or rectangles and attach to the background using net or silk organza over the top, then float fish in front of it all. Now the floating of free form fishes is a problem, do I hang them from the top of the hanging, lightly trap them in 'seaweed' or just applique them down. I like the idea of them being free to move in some way to bring the whole thing alive.


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