I couldn't decide which direction to go in, so I had to make more than one submission using different techniques.
This AQUARIUM mini is only 8x12" so that I could get a better idea of what I wanted to make
Its raw edge applique using Heat n Bond to 'stick' down pieces. I didn't sew anything down because it was only supposed to be a "lets see" kind of work, but it ended up getting an edging and now its on my daughter's wall.
I wanted to create something like the old vintage pop art posters.
This is a Kelp Forest at the Aquarium with the sun shining down into it from above.
A few years ago we took our kids to the huge aquarium in Cape Town and we stood in front of the glass watching the kelp sway back and foward. So peaceful and yet made me feel sea sick. My kids thought it was hysterical.
For the background I used 3 different fabrics that were all turquoise and aqua and had patterns on them that suited the aquarium look.
Here you can also see the sweet seals swimming and also the jellyfish.
I made the kelp in different colours to get a feeling of depth. The lightest ones are the furthest away from you and as they get closer to you they're darker.
This is the bottom half, and a large fish is hiding in the kelp. Im sorry I didnt make it darker. Oh and the starfish in the bottom right....
For the rays of light shining down I found a white fabric that is so thin I don't even know how its legal....
I bought it at a dress fabric shop - hmmmm - what kind of dress etc would you make with that kind of fabric???
ANyway, I used it because it would be so see through and it worked out really great.
I think the whole thing was to figure out when to add the little animals and sea creatures and how much kelp before it looked like a 'forest'...
Can anyone tell me -
I used EQ7 to make each of these 'motifs' I needed to use but each is seen as a sepparate 'pattern'. Is there a way in EQ that you can then take all your motifs and 'layer' them onto a quilt to see what it would look like all together in EQ.
The PDF Pattern for the Aquarium is part of my SEW CUTE patterns in Craftsy.
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