Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Christmas for Abby

A fabric collage I made for Abby this year. She's my water-loving oldest daughter (20 years old) She has been swimming with the manatees in Florida and sea turtles are another of her favs. This wall hanging is 36" wide and was machine quilted. The face is really Abby, printed on fabric. The manatees I made with gray batik and then shaded them with fabric dye markers (after misting with some water so that the shading would blend well). She has a hot-fix crystal in her belly-button, but you can't really pick up on the sparkle from this picture. I bordered it in a red batik that matches the coral at the bottom. This was REALLY fun to do! Merry Christmas Dabbadoo! I love you! Thanks to the ladies at Gloversville Sewing Center for helping me pick out the background fabric... PERFECT underwater effect!