Oooohhhh, tisme, will be soooo happy to see your fishies!!!! I keep a copy of each of the completed fishies and your spots are looking so lonely. Can't wait!!!!
I can't take credit for the mouth on the fishy. Patty J and I had the same idea apparently at the same time. She posted it first and I got to do it first. lolllll Thank you, thank you, Patty J!!!!
Now, I gotta say... I'm glad everyone likes the addition of the mouth; it does add so much to them, doesn't it? But no one said anything about the fins. The fins are all knife fold pleats, not just marks in or on the fabric. lolllll I thought that's what would be picked up on. Just goes to show ya not everyone thinks the same things are special. lolllll
Paus, nice touch with the knife pleats! I have to say, I went back and looked again at your lovely fishy and I had noticed the texture on the fins but thought it was part of the fabric...nice to know it was actually hard work done by you! Looks great. And...love the little mouth...adds character!
Tammy, love your fishies!!! This will be an awesome shower curtain! Visitors to your bathroom may take a bit longer in there with this great piece of art to enjoy!
OOhhhhh, tisme. Love your fishes. Glad to see the enhancements around the eyes. They are going to be such fun in your bathroom!!!! Your Block 2 fishy looks elegant with the 'lacey' fabric as fins. And the wavy fabric for the fins in Block 3 is great!!!!
Everyone is doing such a good job on their fishies!!!! All kinds of little touches to make them special. These are going to be great quilts, or shower curtains.
Oh my goodness. Paus, I love your fish and the fins too. How did you do that??? Tisme, The emb. eyelashes are so cute, they give the fish some pizzazz, makes them look sassy. I just might go back and fix the mouths on my fish, Paus. It makes the fish have a real personality. Now we still have 13 days to wait for the new block.I'm loving this BOM. Pat
I am looking at the fish patterns, then picking colors, I bought the backing for it, and enough of that fabric to do a small curtain. I have a very tiny window in the bathroom. I will post a pic of that fabric. I didn`t even realize there was more green and orange in my pieces, but lol, both those colors are in my backing. Bathroom is all beige, so needed color badly!!
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Oh no, you mean these should co-ordinate?? I'd better check on that. Guess mine are going to be very eclectic. I was thinking yesterday about how I was going to set these blocks into something and I thought of a great idea. To make it look like I was looking through a porthole on a submarine. Now how to do that????
lolllll Nooooooo, Patty J. I just saw that at least two of the Ladies seemed to have a trend going.
I guess I have one going also, it's called whatever fabric is big enough!!!! lolllll My goal is for 'happy'. Bathrooms, otherwise called 'meditation rooms' need to have happy thoughts going, don't you think? And these fishies with their bright colors seem to inspire that mood. lolllll
Paus, that is so cute, kind of what I had in mind. Thanks Did you get the fish off Cindy's web page??? So cute. Does Cindy know that there are a few of us making these? Did anyone send their completed chickens to her so she could see them??? Bet she would like to know. Pat
JLu, I love your fishies! And they are on point! Very nice!
As far as a theme goes, I wanted to use my stripes, dots and some bright batiks and overall geometric prints together to make a bright and eclectic quilt. I have decided to make the backgrounds all different stripes. I am thinking a black with 3/8" white dots to set the blocks together. Will have to wait until they are all done to decide for sure.
Patty J: yep, I went to the web site and copied the finished quilt. Took it to Paint to cut out the individual blocks and then rearranged them. If you are thinking about the porthole you could probably find some other smaller fishies to fill in the open spaces. Lots of coloring pages on the Internet. I'm thinking to do mine in a 4 x 4 layout so I had to go find another one.
J Lu: very nice redo of your fishies. Sorry your first background fabric wasn't what you really wanted.
alexemmarose: I love the striped backgrounds. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it looks when finished. Never would have thought about using a geometric for the background. Good choice!!!
Katie, that is what I was thinking when she said she was redoing the fish. Better do it now than in Sept. LOL I was thinking of having my husband draw me up some some smaller fish to fill in the spaces, so maybe there is hope for me if I'm thinking like you Paus.
Which quilt? The Wonderfully Fishies in the porthole? Laying out the porthole would be a challenge because of the size.
IF it were me, I'd sew the blocks together and then attach those to some kind of backing... newspapers, newsprint or some such thing so they'd be stable.
The porthole could actually be done in a couple of pieces and then sewn together. Lay that on top of the blocks and pin like crazy to hold in place. lolllll Then sew it all together. Remove the backing once the pieces have been sewn together.
I only did the drawing so you could see what it might look like.
The baby quilt looks pretty easy to do so I'm thinking that isn't the one you think is complicated.
We allllll have dreams of what we'd like to do but reality is another thing.
You should see my ambitious plan for the fishes. It requires making over 7 yards of sashing, not plain ol' strips. Still very much in the drawing stage. lollll Very time consuming. If I start now I might have it by the time the blocks are finished.