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Jun 26, 2013

Grand Plan Part 2 & Reminder

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!!
 
 
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9 comments:

Gene Black said...

Yes, I love the crane in it!!!

Do you have a background in fine art? You certainly have all the principles down pat.

Tammy said...

I agree with Gene I love the crane also. You are a true artist and know exactly how to build upon your scene moveing from background to fore. Amazeing to see it all in fabric

lefuntz said...

One day my hubby and I were trolling around a lake and I saw an Osprey hovering over the water behind our boat. At that moment my husband got a bite and the osprey dove. He was going for the trout that was going for hubby's lure. Lucky fish got away from them both and I got to see the whole thing. Your crane reminds me of that day. I love that piece. I can't wait to see the finished quilt!

lefuntz said...

One day my hubby and I were trolling around a lake and I saw an Osprey hovering over the water behind our boat. At that moment my husband got a bite and the osprey dove. He was going for the trout that was going for hubby's lure. Lucky fish got away from them both and I got to see the whole thing. Your crane reminds me of that day. I love that piece. I can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Paula, the quilter said...

Boy oh boy do I like this quilt! Can't wait to see more.

shawn said...

Wow, the way you put stuff together is amazing love it.
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Vivian said...

The crane is gorgeous, but I would leave it out, it seems too close to the catfish, too congested. I like things simple. The hanging is looking great, love your fabric choices.

Guilitta said...

The crane is great. I would love to win it.

Greeting Guilitta

Guilitta said...

I forgot :I would be delighted if you could integrate the crane in the bow.

Also, I am very pleased with their "background information". And I am amazed at the creativity they form the background! You are an artist!

Greeting Guilitta

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