Friday, March 27

Tranquiltiy

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.

2 comments:

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

Kris