I'm still in the "no sew or press" stage. I'm only auditioning things. Each time I really like something I'll take a photo of it to remember what I doing....LOL
I found a great oak wood looking fabric that I creatively cut into my interpretation of a dead log and placed it from one side of my piece. This helps to create foreground and background.
Here I've added cattails, a couple of dragonflies, a grasshopper and a frog to the mix.
I knew I wanted my catfish jumping out of the water to appear to be going for a dragonfly, so this is what I've come up with so far.
If you are thinking about participating in the "Gone Fishin' " BOW (Block of the Week), there's plenty of time. The designs are free provided by me and can be found each Monday which started last week, until August.
I've now decided to add a little fun to the scene by adding a crane who has he eye on that catfish going for the dragonfly.
If anyone is interested in the crane just leave a comment because I did not include him in the designs but will if there's enough interest.
Here's a close-up of the crane. I love him because of the orange batik I used for the beak. There was a darker orange line running through the fabric that I used to define the top and bottom beak area.
Here's the overall view of what I'm thinking is going to be the top of my
"Gone Fishin' " quilt.
And remember, this is only the auditioning stage. Nothing has been sewn down are pressed into place. I'm just playing!!
The Grosbeak Mug Rug will be given away tomorrow so there's still time to place your name in the hat if you haven't already.
Just click HERE and leave a comment on that post to be eligible.