coming up for air
13.5" x 19"
This quilt was inspired by hurricane Katrina. The image of all the people being rescued by helicopter and then dropped off at bridges without shelter or supplies still haunts me. In this quilt, the fish are coming up for air, their town submerged with polluted waters, and yet fish can't breathe air. Another version of "out of the fire and into the frying pan". The dots on the binding are hundreds of beads, people watching and unable to help.
The fish are strip pieced, 3-D fishies hand appliqued. I like to call them quilt pillows.