Saturday, May 12, 2012

a castle in the sea

This morning, I made a quick market run to pick up the Mother's Day lobster. hen, I got my walk in despite the intermittent rain, and once I'd eaten lunch, I got set up to do the free motion quilting on my castle. The first thing I did was to get a couple of  pieces of dried seaweed out of the old telephone book where I press them. Using Setacolor opaque fabric paints, I printed a bit of ornage/bronze colored seaweed in the forefront. It's supposed to cure overnight but I couldn't wait!
 It was too cold to open my windows today to lsiten to the birds, so I spent my time while sewing imagining what the seahorses and sea nymphs (is there such a thing?) would spend their time doing in their watery realm.
What really gets me excited is getting the quilting/thread sketching done. I  realized after changing colors every few minutes, that next time I should sandwich 2 little pieces with the same theme, then I could do one color on each piece before I would have to change it.
 It's always fun to flip it over and check out the back.


Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Love it! It is so whimsical and magical!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful and I love the back :).
Stay inspired!

Pauline said...

Great to see u yesterday at the market and I love your castle:)

Michele Bilyeu said...

Lovely, Holly! Such fun to see some lovely art quilts and all of the birds, besides! My husband and I have been noticing so many new birds and nests and tiny new hummers etc. that we've never had here in Salem, OR before. We even rescued a red tailed hawk juvenile and got it into a rehab center. Loved finding your site and being able to add you to my list!