Friday, March 28, 2008

Lucky gets a Snack

One of the comments I got yesterday was that a turtle ought to have some water lillies & dragonflies. Now I'm no water lily expert, but I can handle a few dragonflies. I auditioned this perfect dragonfly fabric I had, but decided it did not work in so well. So...I got creative with my permanent fine-tip sharpie pens, which by the way are worth their weight in GOLD. I have bought the $3 a piece fabric pens and they don't write a clean line w/o bleeding. These are 28 pens for $12 at Sams.
Here's the purple turtle, Lucky in his water home (not yet sewn down). There are just a few sea-weeds and fun circular bobbles in some of my favorite batik scraps. I rarely do a satin-stitch applique because it looks so amateurish and tends to buckle and not lay flat. But Lucky needed this to designate the lines on his shell. There was no way I was going to stitch all of those pieces on separately. The other items on the quilt are needle-turn appliqued down.
And here is one of the dragon-flies I drew.

stay tuned...

6 comments:

miniaturequilter said...

The quilt is unbelievable, the turtle is awesome with great pieced background, and the dragonfly I don't have words for. I can't believe you can draw like that with such detail. I can only drool, even my husband (we have ponds so any water related thing captivates him) stopped and stared (he doesn't get exited over quilty "stuff" but he loved the quilt too!Wonderful Work!!I can send you my address!!!:-))))

Helen said...

This is stunning. Love the colours, can't wait to see it finished. :)

Supermom said...

Sure!! I can draw you a dragon fly if you have a place to use it.

Shelina said...

Wow - it is so beautiful - the wonderful turtle, and you draw wonderful dragonflies! Funny I would have said I could probably try the water lily, but not the dragonfly!

MonkeyKnits said...
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Supermom said...

Well so much for a good SECRET!!! :-)
I think I have seen your flickr pics over at the doll quilt swap. am I right??