Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Evolution of a Quilt Block



Our quilt group is doing a cooperative quilt with a tropical ocean theme.  I was given a 12 1/2" portion to sew with a fish design block.  I chose the tang fish as it is very easy to draw and I am not an artist!  I started with a the simple line drawing of a tang from The Handbook of Hawaiian Fish by Gosline & Brock.   I then traced the tang fish drawing on Steam a Seam Lite.  The spotted batik I received from daughter for my birthday was a perfect choice for the tang's body.  I enjoyed this evolution of a simple drawing into a quilt block.  This is why quilting is so much fun!

5 comments:

Lisa Boyer said...

Oh, your little tang is ADORABLE! He looks like he has a little fishie mohawk! Love him.

susan said...

this is the third try, i dont know why it is so hard to comment on your blog. oh well...like the block the batik does it.

have you seen my blog with photos yet...one of elton and his son

vermontv said...

Hi sis. I love the combination of brown and blue and the mottled watery look of the fabric. Who says you are not artistic???

Lea said...

Wow your quilt block turned out adorable and you are an artist!!! I love your colors. I also am very impressed with your whole site!!! from Lea

Carol said...

Looks awesome. Got your blog from my sister. I am from northern bc in canada and am impressed with all the quilt works you girls do!! keep up the great work. You are artists to the full degree!! hugs...carol