Somewhere a lighthouse stands, deep in the middle of the fish-full sea, half way between this world and the next…
( I hope you will excuse that I am using a quotation from a story that has not yet been written :) )
For our Endeavourers reveal on November 1st, I made this quilt and I don’t know why I haven’t got around to posting about it before. The theme, this time, was The Sea. I always thought I would try to illustrate the poem ‘Sea Fever’ by John Masefield when this theme was drawn but, in the event, I decided to try out a plan I’ve had for a while to make a quilt using tessellated fish.
I should have quite liked to try making the fish with different fabrics, appliqued or pieced, but that would have been a mammoth task so I tried something very much quicker and simpler, which I think will come in handy for quilts or parts of quilts that require small pieces and/or complicated shapes.
I sketched the fish/sea shapes and traced over them with a sharpie. Then I coloured the shapes also with sharpies but any pens or paints would do equally well. Then I scanned the image onto my computer.
I then took a photo of my (still not quite finished) model lighthouse and cut that out to assemble a picture of the lighthouse and the sea, which I also scanned onto my computer.
I then printed both the scans onto photo fabric.
After that I added wadding and backing and quilted with some simple machine and hand stitching.
I hope you will visit The Endeavourers blog to see the quilts other members have made for this challenge. There is a wonderful variety and I’m sure you’ll will enjoy all the creativity and talent displayed in everyone’s responses to this theme.
Janine @ Rainbow Hare