Monday, August 23, 2010
Here is a little quilt I made for my sister-in-law for her bridal shower. She loves koi and I've been trying to figure out just how to incorporate koi into a quilt for her with one of her grandmother's rosary parts. I have to admit I've been thinking on this for over 6 months. I finally determined to use English paper piecing (shell pattern) for the scales of the koi. The rest of the fabric I painted. The whole thing is hand appliqued and machine quilted. The paint ran a bit more than I thought so it sort of looks like the koi has feet. He's a bit more turtle-ish than I was planning. The broken rosary fit perfectly around his little body. I hope it will bring her fond memories for years to come.