The backgrounds are composed of 10" hand dyed strips, going sideways. Some were not the right size for the width of the quilt as it was developing, so I added scraps by felting the backgrounds together and embroidering over the joints, or adding more felting representing sea weeds. Nothing was pre-planned. The quilt had a mind of its own, and it told me what to do next. Most of the fish have 3-D side fins. They were made by felting directly of the foam block without a background. Just keep turning the piece of roving over and over while your poke with the felting tool. When it won't pull apart, then you can use scissors to cut it to shape.
|Here is what one block looked like then in the last few weeks I've been adding a border, and embellishing with beads and embroidery.|