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Just finished this today. 
I've been working on this wall hanging for several weeks
and I'm very happy with the results. 
I've been wanting to do something with Koi for a good while. 

The quilting of the Koi made me a little apprehensive, (of the fish scales), 
but they turned out to be easier than I'd thought. 
After I'd finished the quilting I added a little color with 
Prismacolor pencils.
They work very well on fabric.

The coins were purchased on Etsy and really added a nice touch.

The symbol was copied from a rubber stamp that stands for Tranquility.
This was painted on the fabric and then I quilted an outline.
Filled in the background with a little meandering.

After I finished this I rushed outside to take a photo. My photos always turn out better when taken outdoors. I often wonder what my neighbors think about me when I'm out snapping away at the flat unseen objects. I guess they are used to it by now, or they think I'm 
taking photos of the front porch again. 

This was a really fun quilt to make. I had to let it set for several days to figure out how I would do the border.  When I laid the fabric out on the table thou, it just wasn't right. So back to planning and while I was standing there wondering what to do I was looking at some batiks I had. After just a few try outs the right one was found and I like the look. The border on the smaller part of the hanging is knitting yarn held in place with a zig zag stitch.

Working with "not quite normal" quilting materials is a lot of fun for me.
I think if I can sew it or glue it to the quilt it's OK.


Linda B said…
Gorgeous! I love the embellishments, everything! You are truly talented.
Kris said…
Hi Royce, It's Kris from Design Style Tennessee. Wanted to check out your blog and I'm very glad I did. Love all of your creative post. The koi is fantastic. The colors are perfect and blended so nicely.

Can't wait to meet everyone on the 11th.

Have a happy day


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