I am not sure what Chinese animal calls this year its own, but I think this is my Year of the Fish. That water theme is really strong, isn't it?
Two or three years ago, you know the flood took out a whole year of my creative life, I found this duvet cover at Purple Cow for $3.99. I will try to find the original photos but they may be in the part of the server I haven't been able to recover so far.
The piece was made of a gorgeous open weave linen with this fabulous strip of fish running up two rows of three sides. I took it apart with the idea I would use it in a quilt. I knew it would evolve into a perfect combination of blocks and colors. Let it percolate, so to speak. I have used piece of the linen in dye bases a few times. And I have a lot of it still, it was a large cover.
So far, this is what it looks like. I am still rtrying out colors and combinations. There is also a round of yellow and blue patches, maybe sea green in there too.
Oh, and it is the Year of the Fire Rooster, if you were curious.