Thursday, January 29, 2009

Japanese Garden quilt #2

Yesterday I posted a little quilt done for a Japanese Garden exhibit. I wasn't thrilled with the finished product so today I did this one. I photographed the fish statue when I was in Japan in October. See the original below. I thought the background was too busy so I cut it away. I used a watery fabric that shaded from very dark to light blue and use three different sections. The red strips are reminiscent of Tori gates, although the real ones have no bottom bar and more bars at the top. It's only 8" x 8". I think I'm going to face it or maybe bind it in the same fabric.



5 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was a good idea to cut out the fish and use just that image. Your little quilt has so much energy - the fish has a lovely place to swim and the red gives it some good pop. Very nice.
Lynne

Vivien said...

Perfect!

Sherryl said...

I really like this one Norma.

kimquiltz said...

Very zen. Peaceful. It makes me smile (my favorite thing!).

Sue Andrus said...

WOW! That fish statue really pops in the center! I love this!