Something Fishy was chosen by Wendy for our final border. I live along the Fraser River in New Westminster B.C. and have some gorgeous sunsets at different times of the year over the river where Salmon, Sea Lions and other fishy creatures can be found. This picture was taken New Year's Day 2011. Finding inspiration in colour was going to be my first goal for liberation.
This next one was taken October 29, 2011.
My sketch of the plan.
How it came out in cloth. This one is 44" wide by 42" high. I may add a sunset to the top not sure.
The other two sailboat sketches
The solid one.
The light house sketch turned out this way.
Here is what I sketched out Twin B has some fishy visitors. It measures 42" wide and 41" high.
And in fabric here it is. I changed some of the placements and had fun making the layers of water.
Dolphin and sea weed sketch.
Some starfishes and a shell of my own designs.
Now for the third medallion please bear with me being liberated with this top was a bit more challenging. I love living on the west coast and listening to the sound of waves crashing on the beaches. Driving up and down from home to California along the coast lines is a favourite holiday of mine and also visiting Hawaii. These next photos are from my visit to Maui in 2011.
So I decided that I needed an appliqued border inspired by the curling waves and shapes of fish and surf boards for my Windswept Tulip Basket.
Here is the sketch.
And the eventual placements. It is 47 1/2" wide and 48" high.
Lori of Humble Quilts again today. I can hardly wait to see what everyone has done for their fishy finishes. Ethel is sending me a picture to share of her top. She already is quilting it but I haven't received it yet so come back for a visit please. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions for borders this was fun!