Stella the Sturgeon
Using cotton fabrics I wanted to make a life-size quilt of a Sturgeon. My daughter helped enlarge an illustration so I could make a paper pattern. The background is traditionally pieced and the fish is machine appliqued. I machine quilted the piece.
While making this piece I learned a lot about sturgeon and was followed on Instagram by a group in Denmark called the Sturgeon Fighters who catch and release these fish. They are fascinating creatures.