Saturday, September 6, 2014

Funky Fractured Fish

I am getting ready for my yearly talk at Sew Complete where I present projects that I have been working on the past year.  I usually start out by looking at my blog to refresh myself on what I have made.  Ooops.  Bad blog year.  Panic mode.  What in the world have I been doing?  It seems as if I am up in the studio every day working on this and that, but I have not done a good job at documentation.  The blog posts share my creations, but, more importantly, the posts serve as proof that I really do try to create something everyday.  Well, I can't do anything about lack of blog material for the talk, but I can work on some new ideas and do a better job at posting the results.  The Funky Fractured Fish little quilt is an idea I have had for a while and decided to see what I could make with that idea.  This is the first try.  I will do a couple things differently for the next go-round, but I think it turned out pretty cute.  The button eyes help, as does the quilting.  I used five different colors of Mettler cotton thread and did a free motion wavy line with an occasional "air bubble".  I used to use Mettler Silk Finish cotton thread all the time, then experimented with other brands.  I decided that I have very consistently good results with the Mettler, both for piecing and for quilting.  All three brands of the machines I use, Pfaff, Bernina and Brother seem to like the Mettler, so I think that is what I am going to stock up on.  So, back to my upcoming talk (first part of October)...I have made an ambitious list of things to make and then talk about. I could start a new project today, but the sky is a brilliant blue, the lake is right out of a Hamm's Beer commercial, the wood is newly stacked by the fire pit, and the stomach pain I have been fighting for a month now is feeling better.  I think we may even have some worms in the worm fridge in the fish house.  I could go drop a line and see if I can catch a funky fish to inspire my next project.  Jerilynn


  1. Adorable! We should make one with "photos" of the weird bunch and see how it turns out!!

  2. The fish are so cute! I love the wonky eyes!


  3. Your funky fish are awesome...also love the button eyes!