But first.... I'm speaking to Sheboygan Quilter this upcoming Wednesday. I'm giving my Thread Sketching and Bead Embellishing Lecture. Which is my favorite!!
So I'm working on this Octopus. I drew the pattern free hand. And all the pieces have fusible and will be overlapped and fused to the background. I'm trying to find the perfect background. I finally found something on Equilter that I thought would work and I'm hoping its delivered today. I would like to get this quilt done by Mid January. As I put the fabrics together I like to take photos and look at it on my computer or tablet. I noticed after I was basically almost finished with it that there was too much orange/yellow on the left side and not enough of a defined area where the 2 Octopus arms meet. So I changed it around alittle. See photos below.
This Octopus is so busy that I need a easy on the eyes background. And because he is kind of whimsical I'm not trying to make this look like a actual underwater scene. I'm also trying to thinkg of a good name for my Octopus. If you think of something let me know. Maybe I'll have a contest on Facebook.
As you can see the Octopus gets lost in some of the fabrics. This first one is my choice if the one I ordered doesn't work. But, if you see how that orange/yellow stands out that is when I realized I needed to change that.
|This was my favorite so far.|
|This one is too busy. And the pears in the background are too big.|
|This fabric is too busy.|