Hi and welcome to another Project Quilting (PQ) challenge. This week, we were asked to create a quilt based on the theme, Inside Out. What an interesting idea. It did take me a while to figure out what I wanted to do. The obvious would have been to make a mini quilt with the seams showing, but I was hoping for something a little more original.
Inside Out or Inside Looking Out
I ended up making a meditation piece with a backing and many layers of fabric that were all hand-stitched. I also did a little bit of research on how or what do fish see. Are these enough clues?
|Inside looking out - from a fish's perspective
I was dog sitting this week and brought a few things with me, but there's always something missing, like scissors and the right thread colour! With pins, borrowed scissors and lots of patience (NOT), I created an outline of my fish bowl. I had a great time creating the window, curtains and couch. It took me a while to get all of those French Knots done but I wanted it to look like pebbles at the bottom of the aquarium.
When I got home, I found the right coloured thread and then looked in my scraps for things that I could add to the room. The sewing machine and bear were great. Then I place the organza over the whole piece and stitched along the aquarium lines (the dark blue) and the bubbles. I took my sharpest scissors to cut the fabric as close to the stitching as I dared.
I added the plant at the bottom of the aquarium and finally found a fish to make it super obvious that it was an aquarium.
|Inside Looking Out - in my mindful stitching journal
What I learned
- I love the addition of the organza. I didn't iron it on purpose so that the creases look like the distorted view through the glass.
- In my research, I found that fish can see very well, just differently from us. They also don't see the water, just like we don't see the air.
- I've added this piece to my Mindful stitching journal.
I'll be linking up to many fun linking parties, including Project Quilting 15.3 - Inside Out. Put your foot down, Off The Wall Friday, Can I Get A Whoop Whoop?, Beauties Pageant, TGIFF, Oh Scrap!, Patchwork & Quilts, 15 Minutes to Stitch 2024,