Another kantha embroidery piece I just completed. I used three layers of white voile, tacked in place and drew the pattern.
To create rippling effect of water,I used two different shades of blue and a purple and did them in a kind of an overlapped shells to match the lotus leaf. Also, added yellow at the top to represent sunshine.
The bottom of the pond is in a shade of aqua.
The finished piece is about 8x14 inches and it took about two months.
My aunt gave me this old indian skirt she had, to use in my creative work. I thought I will make some sort of a quilted throw for her sofa. [sorry I forgot to take a picture of the skirt before my adventure with it]
I separated the skirt and cut into squares that I thought would be of a suitable size. They are not all exactly the same size as I did ran out of fabric.
I found this blue satin at the thrift store which I thought would be perfect for balancing out the bright red and yellow.
Everything is hand pieced. I did not use any batting, only a cotton fabric for the backing.