Goddess In The Boat

This is how it began….  I wanted to start a wall hanging so, last week  I sewed together two pieces of an old quilt that I had.

I didn’t want to work within the confines of the quilted circles, so I made the white space bigger by cutting out some of the patchwork.

I left it at that for a few days, until I made some potholders called Goddess in the Boat.  That gave me the idea that the Goddess in the Boat should be on the wall hanging.  So I stitched the Goddess on the back of another piece from the same old quilt.

Then I used a marker to draw the boat.   I removed all the patchwork and old batting that was within the outline of the boat.

After that  I stitched over the marker with my sewing machine.  I was trying to get a rough line, much like the line I drew with the marker.

I stitched a face on the Serpent Boat  and some fins on its neck.  Then I took some of the patchwork I previously removed and used it to fill in the fins and create aa design on the serpent boat’s belly and its tail.

The last thing I did today was cut out the Goddess and hand sew her onto the quilt, standing in the Serpent Boat.

I’m not sure what comes next, but I have a feeling the flying egg, that I made this morning, will find its way into the piece.

 

 

5 thoughts on “Goddess In The Boat

  1. I’m glad you like to see that part of it Margaret. Sometimes I’m really aware of taking pictures of the process when I’m working and sometimes I completely forget.

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