Sashiko Sockeye Bowls
My start was all 'high hat' style of course and then my life changed dramatically with one phone call. I got a new job!
So as the days that I'd scheduled for work on this little project blog tour participation dwindled with chaotic new work schedules, the drama increased!
My plan was to create a new piece with Carol's Bowls With Borders paper piecing. Where I live is a constant influence in my art, my life and my choices for recreation. In the photo above, I actually hand sewed the paper piecing. I bet that is a first! They turned out really well, but the hand stitching wouldn't let me tear away the paper.
I imagined a modern piece, the graph paper told me so and I continued. I free hand drew my version of a sockeye on the back side of iron on stabilizer on red linen.
I am a fisher as you all know by now! I've been out to the lake on my days off work harvesting sockeye salmon and enjoying the hot summer sun as we baked in the boat on Babine Lake.
Sockeye salmon as they turn towards their inland birthing grounds, they return in droves to spawn each year. They sockeye we caught are headed for the Fulton River Hatchery. They turn a dark red color as they get to the end of their life. When we catch them they are still silver with only a tinge of pinkish skin. Lovely fresh and perfect food for the God's!
I inserted my sockeye into the design as seen here, after placing black around the bowls!
My sockeye looks a little crooked, but no worries, that was the plan!
Sashiko stitching is starting to happen here. I used a white wash out fabric pencil to outline the shape of the sockeye salmon on the black fabric surrounding the bowls.
Ta Dah! Sashiko stitching is done! Bowls with borders are a perfect template for Sashiko stitching.
So these are my version of Bowls With Borders and so happy to participate! Thanks Carol for organizing this one! I sew enjoyed it!
As you are aware the other quilters have been busy working on various Bowls With Border quilts, do check them out.