One Fish, Two Fish…

A friend recently refinished my Singer parlor cabinet (pix later) and asked to be paid in quilt. He’s a fish scientist, so naturally he wanted a fish quilt.

Niels fish 2It’s a little over 6′ by 3′ – I haven’t measured it actually. Also the photos are all a bit distorted because I couldn’t shoot it straight on. Instead these are all taken of it lying on my cutting table.

Niels fish 1The technique is Trapplique. The parts were stitched on the quilt plotter. I cut them out, then basted and satin stitched them down with my sailmaking machine.

fish stitchingIt has a sequined and beaded eye.

Niels fish eye

 

The quilt above belongs to Niels the fish scientist, but the most efficient use of materials with this design was to make 2 fish’s worth of trapplique parts in one stitching. So I assembled a mirror image fish for myself:

Fish2_03

Fish2_02

Fish2 tag

I stitched the binding on my Davis Vertical Feed, best binding machine ever.

Author: Nina Paley

Animator. Director. Artist. Scapegoat.

4 thoughts on “One Fish, Two Fish…”

  1. Love this so much. The colors, the figure, contrasts, EVERYTHING. You have done it once again. Original, beautiful art. Thanks for letting me see and admire.

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