Saturday, 28 September 2013

Embroidered Fish - My Oldest UFO

Hi everyone.
Hope you have all had a good week.
I've been busy working away on quilts for my display.  I've given myself until December to get everything ready.  15 pieces is quite a lot, especially when you sit down and make a list.  I am being really picky with what I put in.
This week I decided to finally do something with this lot...


I hand embroidered these tropical fish 25 years ago!!!  Originally they were part of one large panel and for some reason that I can't remember, I cut it up into 3 pieces, perhaps I thought they had a better chance of getting finished if they were smaller.   It didn't happen.
I'd been thinking for a while to incorporate them into a wall hanging and at the quilt show, I got a beautiful piece of hand dyed fabric for the backing.
Here are some close ups of the fish:






I'm fusing bondaweb to the back of the fish, then cutting them out close to the stitching.
It's a bit nerve wracking doing that part, I need to leave enough to stitch to the backing.




I have all the fish done now and my underwater scene is set.  Got to get on with stitching it today.
Apologies for not doing the post on the Scottish Quilt show, I will try to get round to it.  In the meantime if you'd like to see the winner of the themed category (Kay Bell) and the best in show , then head over to Kay's blog, The Borderline Quilter.
Enjoy your weekend and thanks for visiting.
Rhianon. :)

13 comments:

~J said...

Wow! Those are gorgeous, I'm continually amazed of your embroidery work.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh I agree with J....you are amazing!!

Karen said...

Rhiannon the fish are amazing. You are so very talented. Thank you for sharing and can't wait to see the finished piece!

Janet said...

Wow, wow, wow! You are amazing!! Hand embroidery, crazy awesome. This is going to be a fabulous piece. A piece of art - by an artist.

Susan Lawson said...

Wow! these are great! I bet they're glad to be out! can't wait to see how your going to use them :)

Vania said...

ciao sono Vania,
che meraviglia!!!!Non ho parole!!!!!!!!
sei bravissima, ti ammiro.
Happy quilting!
Vania from Italy

Vania said...

ciao sono Vania,
che meraviglia!!!!Non ho parole!!!!!!!!
sei bravissima, ti ammiro.
Happy quilting!
Vania from Italy

Corina said...

wow beautiful embroidered fish!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

These are so gorgeous and now we know why they are your oldest UFO.

Reena said...

very amazing work- just fabulous. I need to get going on UFO's too...

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Gorgeous fish!

LynCC said...

Rhianon, your fish are amazing! Unbelievable embroidery. This is going to be wonderful.

Paula said...

What a beautiful blog and I love these fishes. Gorgeous!

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