It was a little too........country for me so I decided to add some hand-painting to the sides.
A Heather Ross Mendocino mermaid makes it much cooler, right? My questions are (1) What should I paint on the other side? the same mermaid? the other mermaid? an octopus? just fish? (2) Should I paint some fish or more seaweed on this side? (3) Should I add some seaweed or fish to the slats in the middle? I'm being very cautious because I'm worried this project could fall into "overkill" without meaning too. I just want something cute and decorative to go in my sewing room and hold projects.
The skin color is a little too pink for me, but I had to work with the paint I had AND I painted this at night so my perception was a little off. I could repaint the skin, but I'm not sure I hate it that much. What are your thoughts?
I also finished this Lizzy House Magic Carpet quilt top! I really love this color palette--it's new and different for me. My question is, how in the world should I quilt this? Should I do different quilting in different sections? I refuse to send my quilts out for quilting so it has to be something I can do at home. I'm *really* tempted to free motion it, like I do everything, but I don't know if that's the best thing for it or whether I'm leaning on my crutch out of fear.
Here's a shot of the appliqued circles.