I have been working on the coral piece, and managed to make a little progress before the holiday weekend.
I had beaded the corals or anemones in the foreground (I am not sure which, I guess I could just say “sea life”) earlier this fall when I was giving some one on one instruction to a friend. The ones in the back are embellished with Kreinik braid which I couched as well as used in the bobbin.
You can see the detail of the gold braid in this picture.
And you may have noticed that I decided to put the yellow angel fish lower in the composition.
I tried making another angel fish for the upper left corner of the image.
But he’s a little too pale for the rest of the piece.
I used some of my friend Diane Eyerman’s hand-dyed fabric for the blue stripes, and couched the outlines with Kreinik #16 braid.
You can see how well the sparkling braid complements the blue stripes. I guess this little fellow will end up getting his own quilt after I’ve finished this one :)