Saturday, May 30, 2009

The King of Spades


I made this five or was it six years ago...it has been on tour with the Artful Deck since then. This is my husband who loves to fish..in this case for spade fish...no idea what a spade fish looks lke but this worked for me....

the background fabric is hand dyed shibori...all the goldy brown on the black was done with a beach gel pen...black Kona cotton I think.

The quilt is heavily thread painted, beaded. It has things like fish on his clothes and hooks and even a lure...I signed it upside down...I like it this way better than the other end up...now that its home i am going to pick out my signature and put it on the right end of this playing card...

4 comments:

the Quilted Librarian said...

Love this, Maggie, especially the little spade fish! Is the entire deck online somewhere?
Best, Dana

SCquiltaddict said...

I dont know if it is ...will have to ask Patsy Monk...there are 54 or so of them...even the Jokers and a top cover card....and every card in every suite

pcoxdesign said...

This is gorgeous! I love looking at all the little details to go in to making the entire piece. Thanks for sharing.

SCquiltaddict said...

Thanks...i made this twice before i was happy with it...need to dig the other one out and post it too...very different....still does not quite look like dh BUT...better than the first one..