Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Little Fish Prototype

I knew this fabric would look great for fish!! This first image is before the fish was stuffed (and before his mouth was painted). The second image is to show a close up of his mouth. I finally figured out how to sew an open mouth. And it happened quite by accident....I couldn't quite turn this tiny tube inside out. Then I realized that it was much better this way!

I am also getting better at quilting the fins using tweezers. If you would like to see the quilting, be sure to click on the photo for the close up. The pectoral fins are made from putting fusible webbing on organza. When you cut the organza, the webbing sort of seals the edges and keeps them from fraying. And, as an added bonus, it is very easy to attach the fins to the fish. I used a tiny clover iron and just pressed briefly at the forward edge of the fin. This fish and his other friends will be debuting on a new quilt called Little Fish. But, due to the nature of that quilt (ie., very tedious and large), it will be many months before I have a picture to post.



1 comment:

Rachel said...

You are amazing. Do you lie awake at night dreaming this stuff up?