I call this Grandmother's Koi Pond. My grandmother had a koi pond in her back yard when I was a kid and I really enjoyed watching the fish. It's a fond memory and this is my way of preserving it.
After this is completed I'm going to shut the machine up for 4-6 weeks! Well what in the world would prompt that? I have a big project in the works for my sewing room! I'm very excited and will fill you in as progress is being made. It will give me more usable room for playing and storage. So I'll only be sewing at my weekly JoAnn's social and after the fish quilt is completed I'm starting on the long awaited Civil War quilt for our bed. This will be my first full size quilt. A bit scary but I'm excited too.
I am also going to be starting a new hand sewing project a 30's fabric grand mother's flower garden. I've only made pillows so far from this design, but plan on this being at least a lap quilt. That's a lot of hand piecing but I'm up for it now. Having the die to cut out the fabric and freezer paper is a big help. Love my studio cutter!
Last week on my sewing day at JoAnn's I made some new displays for my earrings. I wanted something that looked better than the little black plastic cards I'd been hanging them on. Those looked a bit cheep to me and well just weren't me anyway. So I made about 25 of these. They will go well with some other items I'm making with this same distressed muslin.
Well I'd better get to quilting.