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Rainbow Fish School


At least that is my name for it. I should have made a new fish screen, but c’est la vie.

Part of this challenge was to do some subtle dimension. I put an extra layer of batting under 3 of the fish and stitched it with water soluble thread.


Then I added the batting and backing and quilted it. A light sponging with water removed the trapunto sponges. It is very subtle, hardly noticeable.

I did some more playing around with printing on silk and adding the Colorhue dyes after the paint had dried. I want to make a scarf for an auction to help a young woman with breast cancer who has no health insurance. She is a friend of Clay, Lisa’s partner. When will this madness end. Health care should be a right not a privilege.

I ended up having to  call the Dr’s office today. I have been having pain in my upper abdomen. I  took ibuprofen for a week for the tooth ache and now I have gastric  inflammation so I am on a med to decrease the acid in my stomach so that it can heal. If it’s not one thing it’s another!

4 Responses to “Rainbow Fish School”

  1. Janice says:

    Amen about health, I have insurance but can’t afford to use it because the copays are gone and the plan requires $3000 out of pocket before they kick in a portion. So I think why do I have it? I have it for the just in case. I love the new dyes. You doing some really great stuff and you just started using it, imagine how even better it will get. Hope the meds help the stomach.

  2. Gari says:

    I am so sorry that you are not feeling well. I find that being under the weather tends to inhibit my creativity which makes it even worse. I hope this doesn’t happen to you but do take the time to heal. By the way, love the fish!

  3. Connie Rose says:

    I love the quilt, Gerrie, love all your new methods and dyes. Sorry about the ongoing medical crapola. XO

  4. KathieB says:

    I love seeing trapunto used this way. I took a class in it some years back and it was seen as only for traditional leaves and feathers. Very cool!