Saturday, May 15, 2010

Reveal #1 Gudrun

Hidden Treasures of the Sea.

I discarded several ideas before I settled on the idea of the treasures hidden in the seas.  While working  on this piece, the latest & probably greatest,  man made ocean catastrophe to hit the seas was on the news. Very sad, very depressing.

The above picture is before any stitching, the background seascape, was once a shirt, the small coloured fish are fussy cut.  I trapuntoed the large white & blue fish, added bits here and there to give it some life.

The threads represent those tangled things that tend  to 'creep out' this swimmer.

I am well pleased with this little piece. Hope you all like it too.


  1. Excellent Gudrun --- It is so real, you feel as if you are underwater with the fish! You have been able to get the feel of the ocean, coral and rocks too. I love it! Shirley

  2. It is a lovely scene, nice movement. Seaweed creeps me out too.

    Sharon M

  3. Great job, I love how you did the trapunto on the fish, makes them stand out real well.
    I love this piece!

  4. Wonderful aquarium colors and detail!

  5. I love this. I like the variety, fussy cutting, trapunto, thread tangling, etc.

  6. Lots of movement and details that lead the eye around the quilt. Like that you re-cycled a shirt for this project.

  7. I absolutely love this! Beautiful job quilting this piece. Love the texture of the seaweed.

  8. I love anything undersea- fish - coral. The fish seem to speak to me.
    Nice piece of work.

  9. What a fun, colourful piece. Hmmm, I wonder if I can find a shirt in my husband's closet...