Stella the Sturgeon

Kim Bates
Markesan

Fiber
$500

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.

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