|Quilted Campohhip, measures 10" x 9"|
My newest addition to my Quilted Mythological Creature Series is this grumpy looking fish-horse! It was inspired in part by the recipient's love of strange things and seeing various weird reversed mythological creatures (you can see an awesome collection here, including a reverse hippocamp!)
I sketched a horse rear-end and tried a couple of different fish heads. I ended up with a bluegill fish, which ended up having a serious case of resting bitch face! It was so fitting for this ugly creature! I enlarged my sketch and then traced it onto some white fabric:
|Campohhip: drawing, ready to quilt!|
Since this was a birthday gift for Sara who also has the hippocamp quilt I made, I tried to use the same Aurifil thread colors and layering so they would look like sibling quilts.
|Campohhip: outlined with Aurifil 2540, Medium Lavender.|
Again I used Aurifil Marrakesh (3817) to add color and definition to this weird creature:
|Campohhip: quilted scales detail.|
I used two layers of batting (cotton and wool) for stability and texture. The echo quilting is all Aurifil Creme de Menthe (4662).
|Campohhip: quilted tail detail.|
While making it I kept thinking of the scene in the beginning of Lilo and Stitch where they think Stitch in an abomination and decided to include this quote from the movie:
|Campohhip: quote reads "As for that abomination, it is the flawed product of a deranged mind."|
Here's a look at the back of the quilt:
|Campohhip: quilt back.|
Here are the Campohhip and the Hippocamp quilts side by side:
Check out more from my Quilted Mythological Creature Series!