This is my 2017 donation piece for the SAQA Benefit Auction.
I'm calling it "Great Fishing." See how that fish has been enticed by the lure?
It measures 12"X12".
Here's a detail shot for you to see the quilting stitches up close.
The back is signed and has a 2" hanging sleeve.
So, how did I make this piece? Here are some of the steps I took. I marked a grid on the background fabric on the left and cut out patches from the fused fabric on the right.
Next I cut out square patches from the fused fabric and laid them onto the background fabric.
More patches cut out and laid onto the background fabric a little at a time.
Now the patches can be pressed down and ...
... the piece is trimmed and ready to be layered with batting and a backing.
I chose Superior's Fantastico thread ...
... for the horizontal quilting.
This is the fun part.
Just about finished with quilting the background.
I cut out pieces of black Kona Cotton with fusible on it and arranged the pieces to form the fish.
After some modifications; I quilted the black with an orange thread.
And then I decided to add more and more orange thread. My black fish turned into a gold fish.