Is anyone else doing this? I have a 100 gallon fish tank in my basement (read family room ) and I just thought this would look adorable hanging down there. So it is my plan to learn to machine applique while working on this quilt.
Here is fish #1. Cute little bugger. I am not awesome at this, but I can see significant improvement from the first zig zag to the last, so I am pleased. I also can see improvement from the first bit of ironing on to the rest. All in all, certainly not a perfect block but I am pretty happy with it.
Oh, and how cute is that background with the little circles (bubbles). I am hoping to have that be the only thing purchased for this.
I know the picture is a bit blurry, but DH's new camera completely befuddles me. Sorry.
I looked at it online and think it is mighty cute. Glad to hear that you are working on it and your fabric choice is perfect. Keep posting monthly.
Cute block, cute quilt, nice work. I'm sure it will go well with your fish tank/motif.
I was wondering how it would look with the shadow quilting method. You know, by putting the netting over it. Might give it that more 'watery' look.
Have fun with it.
katie ...that is awesome an adorable...makes me smile.
Nice fish Katie, Can't see any mistakes or imperfections, keep up the good work. DH wants to know where my fish is. I mentioned that I might make them at the beginning of the month. He looked at them and thought they were cute.
I love that block lynne.
Where is this BOM?
Is it free?
It is a free BOM but at the end of the month you have to pay for the pattern so get it while it is still free. It is at fatcat pattern website.
Sometimes I laugh so hard tears run down my leg! Lois
Lynn - the block turned out great, what is the size of the block? I did not reverse the pattern so my fish is going to be going the wrong way
AH fish swim both ways and I think having them go different would look awesome.Love your idea and that fishy is so cute!!!!
BLESSED WITH THE BEST !!!!
It's your fish, Marlene, he can swim whatever way you want him to. The block finished at 12". I cut mine at 13 and will trim down - just to make sure everything works out right. You should post a picture of your finished fishy.
Kathy, it's at fat cat patterns. Did you find it? The link bluesnail posted should take you right to it.This message has been edited. Last edited by: katiemedarlin,
I printed that pattern and may try it. At the moment I am thinking of doing it as an aquarium-not quite worked out details but may use a big piece of fabric to applique the fishes on and then add other aquarium stuff and frame that one piece of fabric. Still thinking about it.
Your fish looks great. Love the background fabric.
I loved that block too. I saved the pattern. I did their funky chickens BOM last year and just loved them.
wow Karen, great idea, you wouldn't have to do all twelve fish
Karen, I'm impressed with your thought process. An aquarium hanging with seaweed and a castle would look so cool. Great idea. Can't wait to see what that is going to be like.
Katie- I think your fish is so cute. Great job. Now that your fish is done, maybe others will do it too. Patty, you know you were sad that you did not do the funky chicken. So, are you going to take the challege??? LOL Sue
Lynne...gettin me interested here! I followed the Funky Chickens BOM with Bluesnail last year and thought they were all adoreable. This is not my typical style but I am into expanding myself these days! I have downloaded the fishies pattern...we'll see!
Your on, Sister Sue, you'll be sorry that you aren't making one too. Just wait to see all my Bright colored fish!!!!!
Your fishy is very cute! Thanks for the reminder to get the pattern. I wonder if these fishies will multiple like my guppies do, lol!
~There are pawprints on my heart.~
Patty, glad you will be taking the plunge into the ocean of fish. LOL Sue
EBGQ, I was originally thinking all fish but like your idea better. Hmmm that gives more to think about. . . . I really like bright fabrics and fun patterns-we'll see where this leads.
I got the pattern printed off and I'm getting ready to gather my fabrics from my stash. On to the fun. Pat
Oh yeah!!! I'm glad others will be doing these also. Can't wait to see all of yours. I followed the funky chickens and was so sorry I didn't do them. Then I saw the fish, and thought that maybe it worked out cause I love fish. So I'm doing these!
I was sorry I didn't do the chicken too. I love your fish katie - maybe I will do this one too. Not sure what I would do with it afterwards. Wonder what my cats would think of these fish. LOL
you did a great job. love the fabrics you choose , perfect like the bubbles
These little fishies got into my brain last night and couldn't stop thinking about what fabbies I will use...kept waking up all night long!
My stripes and polka-dots? Batiks?? Use up some of my brights???
I am not at home right now so am kind of anxious to get home and do some looking in my stash to figure this one out!
This is what I love about creating and stitching...takes your mind completely off your daily life to a little vacation spot in fabrics!
I saw Marlene's yesterday and it's adorable. And as different from mine as it could be. That's what I love about quilting - create-create-create!
I love fatcat patterns. I used the race car pattern for #2 and #3 grandsons quilt. It turned out nice. Think I'll try the fish. Lynn, you did a great job and all from your stash. Right on girl.
I have my background fabric and I wanted to work on the fish this weekend, but I don't have any more wonder under. Today I'm going to make a trip to LQS and pick some up. But I will be making these fish. Pat
anyone have pix to share??
here's what the fish looks like when you don't reverse the pattern
He's a beaut, Marlene! I really like your background fabric - very watery.
WOW! Isn't that yummy! How different it looks from your's, Lynne! And I love your's, too! It is quite fun to see what everyone does with these little fishies.
This is going to be a fun BOM to watch. So keep posting your blocks, Ladies. They are great!!!!
Marlene, I love what you did with the fish. Sometimes the reverse looks better and no way is the wrong way. LOL Sue
Ok I couldn't stand it one more minute. I had to get the pattern. Can't say ill be doing it tomorrow but I can't pass up a freeby. Yes Lois I still have my chickens sitting in their coop. Lol! I mean we'll anyway. Just finishing up a baby quilt for this weekend. I am really not a procrastinator but, I'm cutting this one close. If I can stay off this board I'd be ok.
You go Marlene that looks great
thanx everyone for the compliments, perhaps the next time I will remember to reverse the pattern - prouder of the fact that I was able to post a picture rather than finishing a block
ok, gotta do this block, they are darling!
Love your Katiemedarlin, and Marlene, yours looks great too! I like them facing different directions. Marlene, did you hand blanket stitch yours? I am thinking of doing mine that way.
I don't see the fish being done in reverse, I just see the fish going in another direction. These are really nice fishys!!!!
Just checked the pattern, again, and some of the fish are going in the other direction. You're just ahead of the school, EBGQ, is all.
Well I tried to click on the block of the month, and my computer says the site crashes. I can see the completed blocks, but can't open the instructions or the first block to save it...poohy.
I was with Patty J to make our doll quilts today . She showed me the pattern for the fish and I think this will be a great project for her this year. She should have hers done by the end of the month. LOL Sue
Picture was too big and I lost my post.
Sue and I had a great time making this fish today. All the fabric in the fish is from the scrap bin. The background fabric for the fish came from Sister Sues' stash. I love it. Is it Feb. 1st. yet???? Can't wait get the next pattern. Pat
Patty- great job on the fish and the eye makes all the difference in the fish. I love it. Sue
Patty, you did what I was thinking, put a plastic eye on the fish, love it. I machine stitched the blanket stitch, This fish looked like it is the hardest one in the bunch. I am using stash so all of them will be different, maybe a little wonky when I get close to the end
Patty I love that orange very nice
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