Shh! She's Sleeping!
by Barbara Barrick McKie

52" w. x 40" h.
On a trip to the Galapagos Islands, I was priviledged to get up close to sea lions, including this sleeping baby who was being observed by two sea gulls. This is just one of my sea lion baby quilts from that trip. I heavily embroider the sea lion's body to make them almost petable, and the trapunto effect I use on the sea lions and the sea gulls adds to the textural realism as does the tight textural quilting of the background.

Disperse dyed polyester fabrics printed by the artist. Machine appliqued, machine pieced, trapunto, machine quilted.

Copyright 2008 by Barbara Barrick McKie, all rights reserved.

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