Saturday, September 6, 2008

making of a Jelly Fish

I got a copy of a Jelly fish off of google images for Jonah's clown fish quilt. I figured I would add a jelly fish to the corner. ( excuse the notes written on the paper)
I used a pink java blender and cut out in the shape of the top of the jelly fish, then took my Setacolor transparent paints. ( you can get these at the quilt shop, www.quiltingadventures.com). And I painted the darker pinks and blues in. I sewed him down, then cut up yarn for the tenticles. The yarn is a hand-dyed yarn which I got for the shop too. But the company is Hand dyed hobbies. (www.handdyedhobbies.com)
I glued my yarn tenticles down with Roxanne's glue-baste-it and couch sewed them down. Here is what the little guy turned out to look like. I am hoping he looks kind of real. Not sure if I should add more critters or if I should leave it alone.
My top clown fish isn't done yet.

11 comments:

Vicky aka stichr said...

It looks really good to me! Are you planning on doing some 'fancy' quilting? I think you got the jelly fish just right!!!!!

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

I think it looks great. You really captured the jellyfish. The whole thing is lovely.

Glenda said...

That jellyfish is beautiful. I love the colors and the tentacles. The whole quilt is fabulous!

Glenda (~Glenda from Craftster)

Em said...

Amy, that's gorgeous! I love that Jelly fish - those tentacles are really cool!

judy coates perez said...

Amy, this looks wonderful. The yarn is a great touch for the tentacles. Those little clown fish just pop off that background too.

Karin said...

Looks perfect, I love the tentacles! And thanks so much for your nice comments on my blog!

Emily said...

Your jelly fish is awesome! Great job on it. The whole thing is lovely.

alda said...

this lovely jelly fish is so gorgeous, my kids would love it!!!
hugs
alda

Melissa said...

I love jellyfish! Is that weird? I think it looks great.

Jenn said...

That is SUPER COOL!!! You are so talented.

Annette said...

Wow! I really admire how you created your jelly fish. Awesome!