I got inspired to try a challenge last fall. Each year Quilt Canada has a few challenges and this one is sponsored by Trend Tex. We purchased a registration kit which included 5 fat quarters. We needed to use all five of these on the surface of our project that would be no bigger than 72" in diameter. The theme was #Trending. I do not do Twitter, so this in itself was a learning curve!
I came up with the idea that mermaids were popular, therefore trending? The one fabric spoke scales to me so I went from there. I used the fancy stitches on my sewing machine for the first time, and also used the fabric paint again to highlight the scales.
I'm a confessed Disney nut, so when I saw these buttons, I just KNEW it had to be a twitter feed from Ursula (The Little Mermaid witch)
Hand stitching the letters, and free motion quilting trying to mimic fish and bubbles. I went to visit my work at Quilt Canada in June, but this competition required you to donate the piece for a silent auction at the show. I couldn't justify the costs of trying to place a winning bid to receive this piece back though, so I hope whomever now owns it, likes it!