koi wall hanging

24 Jun 2010
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I am sorry I don't have a creative title to go along with this wall hanging - I see something interesting and paint. I used paintstiks and hand dye fabric. The pond fabric was a realy nice aqua blue batik I found in my stash I bought years ago.  The lily pads were made with fabric I dyed from using Rit Dyes (too poor to get the real stuff).  The koi started out as plain white sateen cotton and were painted with paintstiks,  I appliqued the koi and stems down and then placed tulled over this and added my border. Once it was quilted I appliqued the lily pads down.  I kept thinking the pads were too bright so painted them to tone the green down. I thought the border still look too plain and started sewing bugle beads all the way around the boder  - they may not show up on the photo too well. Everything was appliqued and quilted by machine  Another growing and learning experience.  This took over a year to make just because I am little obessive.  size of  the quilt is 42 x 36.

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verlon54 wrote
on 24 Jun 2010 2:49 AM
caren12 wrote
on 24 Jun 2010 6:07 AM

Beautiful!  You did a great job.  The colors war gorgeous.


edyth wrote
on 24 Jun 2010 8:44 AM

Wow!!! what a wonderful work of art you did with the "Koi".   Just beautiful with the marine blue translucent background. 

Peggy Szasz wrote
on 24 Jun 2010 5:01 PM

Hi Wendy,  I think you did a wonderful job with the quilt.  And your Rit dye worked great!!!  You should shop around for a local gallery to show your work!  Peggy  P.S. My husband usually looks at the quilt and then gives me a title......

Anne lundy wrote
on 2 Jul 2010 3:22 PM

Your quilt is just wonderful, ! You put alot of work to making this, and it sure shows !  Very beautiful.

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on 4 Aug 2010 9:32 PM

Really, really beautiful and calming.