Tuesday, July 29, 2008

On The Way To the Quilt Show...

So, I was driving to the quilt show when DD1 gave me a call.  We talked about, what else, quilts and she asked if I was planning on working on Prismata (a quilt designed from one of her drawings).  Well, duh...of course, but not sure when.  I wanted to make her a koi  pond quilt at some point and remembered that she had done some drawings of pond dragons so asked her about them.  Now I am picturing them like 6 inches or so and a wall hanging.  So I asked her, how big are those pond dragons?  To which she replied, "Oh about a foot and a half".  So obviously she wants a lake not a pond.  Unless it is a pond like my neighbor's have which really has become a small lake, Lake Engler, I think.  So I say, "like a queen sized pond?" To which she replied, "Of course!"  *sigh*

I was thinking of starting small and then if I can make it work going larger.  So we keep talking, negotiating, really.  She tells me the story of the pond dragons that she wrote to go with the drawings.  Apparently when people see them we see Koi as they swim underwater.  Other animals know what they really are but not us.  So I say< "What about a drawing of a cat sitting on a rock on the edge of the pond, looking at the pond dragon which is looking up at her?  You could do a cut away view and the underwater part would look like a fish (Koi) and the part above the water (that the cat sees) is the dragon?  The cat could have that look on her face like, "They may not know what you are...but I do!"  Can't you just see it?

We talked a little more and I asked her to send me a drawing of one of the pond dragons and so she sent me a drawing of "Koi".  *He* is what the red scaly fabric is being used for!

Without further introductions, I give you Master Koi!


6 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Uh-huh... looks easy enough... !?!!
Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Faith said...

mmm a tricky project there Pam! but a great idea

Lynne in Hawaii said...

This sounds like a really interesting quilt. Can't wait to see the results of the drawings and discussions translated into fabric!

cher said...

that will be some quilt-what a terrific artist your daughter is-I just finished a koi quilt top-for a friend with a oversized koi pond.
look forward to seeing this quilt emerge

Mary said...

This one will be interesting - I'm not much good at *art* quilts but I admire those who make them.

andsewitis Holly said...

I'm going to be watching the development of this quilt with great interest. Boy, can she draw! Thanks, too, for all the wonderful guild quilt pictures.

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