Well, you can’t really see his hair the the above photo but this one-
and this one-
and this one!
Here is a close-up of his embroidered belt- front-
This is the last of the mermen and today I am shipping them ALL off to Kansas City for Quilt Market. Three should be coming back home to me and then they will be available for sale ($375).
This fellow, no flowers. I focused on the dark.
No back fin.
He has a widow’s peak.
I was thrilled to be asked to make a merman to promote the Sirenas Del Mar mer-creature contest, sponsored by Alexander Henry Fabrics and Treasures of the Gypsy. Those links will take you to sites with info about the contest. Of course I can never make just one so I’ve been working on four. One of these fellows will make his debut at the Alexander Henry Fabrics Quilt Market booth in Kansas City! The inspiration for this mer-fellow is Japanese samurai.
He has a Japanese landscape toile. You can see in this back view that he has a back fin.
His hair is in a samurai/sumo style, tied at the top of his head. It was fun to work on figuring out a new hair style!
His waist and side fins-
and his tail-
More to come!
I had to google the plural of octopus.
The arm fabric looks like seaweed to me.
And I still have some of this absolutely perfect merman hair fabric left so let’s use it!
I thought that trim looked pretty great for a belt- I thought I’d look up what the official name is for that trim but I don’t even know where to start!