Loving those owl blocks. It looks like this BOM might be more suitable to hand applique than her previous patterns have been. I know a little grandson that would love this quilt! So, it is on my TO-DO list now.
Love it!!! Can hardly wait to see what my fish end up looking like!!! I am getting ideas.....
Feb 01, 2013, 01:40 PM
I am saving the fish patterns just because I was sorry I did not get the roosters. Don't know if I will ever actually do them. But those owls!!! Those are a definite. I think I will start that one this weekend.
Feb 01, 2013, 01:50 PM
Thanks for the reminder I have my pattern and now I'm going to look for some fabric. You can never have too many patterns.
Paus- I am glad to know that you are going to make the fish. YEA!!!! Let the fish show continue. I am waiting. Sue
Feb 01, 2013, 04:50 PM
Sindy posted on facebook that there is an error on page two of the owl pattern. So if you have already downloaded it you may want to do it again.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Brandyquilter,
Got all my fusible printed up yesterday, fabrics ready. Was gonna cut everything out during the game last night. Well, hang that one up. So after an errand run today, it's back to the fishies among other things quilty today.
Feb 04, 2013, 05:24 PM
Fish #2 is cut out and adhered down. Tomorrow I'll stitch it down and wait for block 3.
Happy is a choice.
Feb 04, 2013, 07:15 PM
Couldn't wait, only took a half hour to stitch down. I see definite improvement in my stitching and ironing down. Maybe by the end I'll be good at this. I like the fish and can't wait to hang this in my basement. Will look so cute with the fish tank.
Only using scraps, so all his fins don't match, but I kind of like it that way.
Ready for March!This message has been edited. Last edited by: katiemedarlin,
Happy is a choice.
Feb 04, 2013, 07:16 PM
Little blurry, but not bad. I took the picture with my new phone, emailed it to my husband and downloaded it from his computer. Technology is an amazing thing, isn't it?
Happy is a choice.
Feb 04, 2013, 07:23 PM
Katie- very cute fish. Not everything needs to match. LOL Sue
Feb 04, 2013, 07:29 PM
CUTE!!!!!! And what do mean to point out a different fin??!! Did you not see 'Finding Nemo'??? We do not discuss 'fins' around here!!! Any fishes fin is PERFECT!!! And lets not forget that!
Feb 04, 2013, 07:33 PM
Oh I beg your pardon. Of course I didn't mean to point out his different fin. Must be the Dory in me.
Tisme- Love the eye and all the colors on your Jan fish. Now what will your Feb fish bring??? Sue
Feb 06, 2013, 01:36 PM
quick question.. i've been downloading them.. but i haven't started yet.. those of you that are hand blanket stitching them.. what are you using for your heat and bond??.. the lite one??.. does that help make it easier to get your needle thru??.. or doesn't it matter??..
ALL.. of your fishes are quite cute!!.. i'm loving all the colour combos..
oh.. and.. are you using all different background fabrics for each fish??.. or using the same background fabric for the entire series??This message has been edited. Last edited by: shey..,
"it's not the human walk.. it's the human race, if you ain't livin on the edge .. you're takin to much space..." Nickelback.. Dark Horse.. This Afternoon..
Feb 06, 2013, 02:02 PM
I got my Mono Poly thread from Superior threads yesterday so I am good to go on the applique!! Mono Poly is what I needed to use with my fusible thread - it release's when you iron down the applique, so all you have is a stuck fabric and just a bit of fusible you've sewn on - (google superior threads, find the fusible thread and they have videos to watch that will explain/show it better then I did!! )
Anyways, I am on to say THESE FISH ARE SO MUCH FUN TO WATCH COME ACROSS MY MONITOR!!!! I am so glad to be part of this 'aquarium' and last night, knowing I can start this soon (hubby is home this weekend, so I am going to plan for it for next week!) I found myself looking through my fabrics last night and planning...... Yup, I have fabrics for background that will work!! And the fish you all have made are such an inspiration!!!
Next week, I am going to be making fish!!!!!
Feb 06, 2013, 02:06 PM
Shey, I will probably be using different fabrics for the background - to use up my stash and I am thinking I will not separate the fish with sashing when I sew them together...
I have ideas floating around my head about this project, but not using the same background is probably the way I will be doing it.
Feb 06, 2013, 02:18 PM
Shey, I have decided to use my stripes for backgrounds...they will all be different but will all be stripes. I kind of like the thought of all the same backgrounds though, like some are doing...pulls them all together. Anyhoo, just my take on it.
I have used small amounts of stitch-witchery in the centers of all of the areas (each little finger of the fins gets its own piece also) but have not put it near the edges so it isn't hard to sew through. I just hope my blanket stitching actually holds up if I wash it...
I'm using the same background fabric for all my fish. I'm not sure how I'm going to finish it, but I might not use sashing either, especially if I make it into a shower curtain. All of the fish are looking good. They make me smile just looking at them.